Meet the Team

Queen’s Hospitality Services Team

Jennifer Pete
Director, Business Development and Communications, Housing and Ancillary Services | Student Affairs

Katharine Newstead
Manager, Operations, Events & Hospitality Services

Kimberly Gascoigne
Marketing Coordinator,
Hospitality Services

Theresa Couto, RD
Wellness & Sustainability

The Aramark Team

Karan Mehindiratta
Resident District Manager

Carl Hanna
Sustainability Operations Manager

Financial Analyst

Lisa Branscombe
Human Resource Manager

Colin Johnson
Campus Executive Chef

Kimberley Adair
Senior Retail Manager

Marcella Smith

Carly Lucic
Marketing Coordinator

Jennifer Lindsay
Senior Office Administrator

Jeff Steele

Director, Residences Dining & Catering Operations

The Catering Team

Lisa Andrews

Catering Manager

Tony Oliveira
Catering Executive Chef

Sr. Catering Manager

The Dining Hall Team

Stacey Wright
Food Service Manager – Leonard Dining Hall

Kolt Shunk
Assistant Food Service Manager – Leonard Dining Hall

Drew Carroll
Executive Chef – Leonard Dining Hall

More Info on Drew
Credentials:  “I started my apprenticeship in 1994 at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront and attended culinary school at Algonquin College in Ottawa Ontario in 1997 & 1999 and obtained my certification”

“I’ve been a Chef at Queen’s for 18 years, since April 2001. I love the fact that everyday there is a new challenge and I really enjoy being a part of the amazing team that we have in the Queen’s Community. I love organizing my brigade and also preparing amazing food for our customers to consume. My favourite dishes I’ve prepared as a Chef at Queen’s is when I am doing Chef Tables in the dining room throughout the academic year. Sometimes I will choose recipes that I have never tried to make before and the students really enjoy them. A little bit about myself – I am born & raised in Kingston and I am married and have 3 children Chloe (daughter 19) and Twins Tanner (son 14) Talon (daughter 14).”

Rob Melo
Sous Chef – Leonard Dining Hall

More info on Rob
Credentials: Red Seal Certification

Darrin Molleson
Food Service Manager – Ban Righ Dining Hall

John Sousa
Executive Chef – Ban Righ Dining Hall

More info on John
Credentials: Red Seal Certification

“I joined the team here at Queens in November 1998 in the position of Sous Chef at Ban Righ Hall; I was promoted to the position of Chef of Leonard Hall then eventually back to Ban Righ as the Chef. I love that every day is an adventure, you get to meet a wide diversity of people, creating menus that the students enjoy, working and collaborating with a great group of people. We have an amazing team here at Queens! I love grilling and smoking meat on a BBQ, I decided we would smoke pork loins for the students for dinner and it was a huge hit. I like trying different cooking methods and experiment with menu offerings until we find something the students really enjoy. An interesting fact about me is that I was born in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, which is the largest and most populous island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores off the coast of Portugal, moved to Canada when I was 4.”

Kevin Silva
Sous Chef – Ban Righ Dining Hall

More info on Kevin
Credentials: Red Seal and Hotel and Restaurant Management Diplom

Michael Lister
Food Service Manager – Jean Royce Dining Hall

Carolann Burns
Supervisor – Jean Royce Dining Hall

Nathan Coventry
Executive Chef – Jean Royce Dining Hall

The Retail Team

Angela Francis
Food Service Manager – Queen’s Centre

Marwan Sadaka
Food Service Manager – Location 21 & Wallys

Stephanie Stephenson
Food Service Manager – The Lazy Scholar

Dietitian & Allergy Appointment Buy Flex $
& Campus Meal Plans