Our Team

Fouad Charbati

Director of Dining Services
(416) 977-8000; 116

Fouad is bilingual; graduated with Bachelor degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management since 1997. He started his career in the Hotel industry in Europe and worked in Dubai for nine years in the high-end food and beverage industry. Fouad joined Chartwells Canada in 2019 as General Manager for UTM then opened Campus1 in Montreal and moved to Parkside as the Director of Dining Services in August of 2021.

Richard Rowe

Executive Chef
(416) 977-8000; 116

Chef Richard Rowe is a graduated of the 4 year Culinary Apprenticeship Program at SAIT Polytechnic , completing his apprenticeship under world renowned, Executive Chef Gerd Steinmeyer of the Palliser Hotel in Alberta. Richard’s career took flight, gaining national hotel experience with Crown Plaza, Marriot and Pan Pacific across Canada and international placements in exotic locations. Through his travels, Chef Richard immersed himself on the unique, indigenous flavors of the many vibrant cultures he experienced, which has left its mark on his professional pallet. Chef Richard is the Executive Chef with Chartwells at Parkside Student Residence, where he brings his infamous enthusiasm for the culinary art.