Queen’s Hospitality Services is dedicated to providing healthy and nutritious food for all campus community members. Along with menu items and services for alternative diets and allergies, our team is happy to meet with you to discuss your specific needs.




Jessica Bertrand

MAN, RD, Dietitian and Wellness Manager

Jessica is a registered dietitian with over nine years of experience in food service. With a diverse skill set in hospitality and research, Jessica is excited to share her passion of food and nutrition with staff and students here at Queen’s University. As a recent graduate, she knows first-hand the barriers of eating well while studying.

Beginning her post secondary education at Canadore College, Jessica first received a diploma in Food and Nutrition Management. She knew early on that she wanted to become a registered dietitian, so she headed off to University of Guelph to complete her BASc in Applied Human Nutrition. It was during her undergraduate degree that she went on an exchange program to Melbourne, Australia and travelled South East Asia to explore new cultures and food. Most recently, Jessica completed her Masters of Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph.

Jessica believes in eating well to feel well while still having fun with foods (she likes her cookies too!). She enjoys trying new foods and recipes, cooking from scratch and eating locally. New to the area, you can find Jessica exploring Kingston with her puppy, Boris.

As a hospitality employee, Jessica’s confidential nutrition appointments are limited to students.

However, she is happy to discuss the many food service options available on campus with you.

To contact another Registered Dietitian in the area who will be able to help with your personal nutrition counselling, please search for one here:

For students to book a free appointment with Jessica, please click the “Book an Appointment” button below.

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Colin Johnson

Campus Executive Chef, Allergy and Alternative Diets contact

Colin has been with Queen’s since 1993, and is the Allergy and Alternative Diets contact for students and parents. A Red Seal certified chef, Colin worked in several restaurant kitchens before joining the university as a Sous Chef. He has held a number of positions within Hospitality Services, and has been the Campus Executive Chef since 2006.

Along with training from George Brown and the Culinary Institute of America in New York, Colin was named Sodexo Chef of the Year in 2004 and 2010, and was the team leader on the Silver Medal and People’s Choice winner team for the 2008 Canadian College and University Food Services Association’s Chef Competition. He was also a member of the Silver Medal team on the 2002 North America Culinary Competition, and the Executive Sous Chef at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Colin is passionate about local food, and also loves catching the latest Alton Brown episode on the Food Network. His favourite food is braised lamb shanks – and if you ask him, he’d be glad to give you the perfect recipe.

Contact Colin to set up a one on one appointment to discuss allergies and alternative diets.

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For nutritional information from some of our major retail brands, visit our Nutrition Information page.