Our Team

Zahra Calle - General Manager

Zahra Calle

General Manager
289-775-8178

"Zahra comes to Columbia International College with a Nutrition Manager designation. As the General Manager of Food Services, Zahra oversees all aspects of the Food Services Operation, as well as planning for the future state. She has been involved in various initiatives such as: developing menus while meeting nutrition and standards, recipe and menu innovation, reviewing purchasing product changes, community initiative support, and developing processes and educational materials. Zahra firmly believes that food is a path to a healthy lifestyle, and is passionate about ensuring our Student dining experience is unique, flavorful and grounded in wellness."

Roderick Gruffydd - Director of Culinary

Roderick Gruffydd

Director of Culinary
416-844-7549

"Prior to leading the Columbia College Culinary team, Chef Rod's love for food and cooking has taken him from his home in New Brunswick to the pink sands of Bermuda. This journey has exposed him to a world of ingredients, flavours and cooking techniques. He has a passion for food, a creative mind and a drive for culinary innovation. He empowers his culinary team to have fun and be creative with food and to cook from the heart. He enjoys interacting with the students at Columbia International College and to see the look of pleasure on their faces after trying one of his menu creations. His goal with each recipe is to keep it simple and have fun, while using the freshest ingredients."

Sumit Nair - Food Service Manager

Sumit Nair

Food Service Manager
4166698984

"Sumit Nair is our Food Service Manager for Chartwells at Columbia International College. You can find him at the main school cafeteria or at the residences, He is responsible for day-to-day Operations and Marketing, He has been working for Chartwells, Compass Group Canada for the past 2 years.”

Carine Alcantara - Food Service Manager

Carine Alcantara

Food Service Manager
905-746-0416

"Carine is the Food Services Manager overseeing day-to-day Food Service Operations at Pine Residences. Carine brings over 10 years of industry experience to Columbia International College. Her personalized care and attention to student dietary needs, as well as student engagement initiatives, makes her a vibrant part of the school’s community."

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