Meet The Team

Theresa Couto

Wellness & Sustainability Manager

Theresa is a Registered Dietitian and the Wellness and Sustainability Manager for Queen’s University. She is passionate about connecting with and helping others and is excited to help students navigate the meal plan to meet their dietary needs and preferences.

She completed a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and later completed her clinical dietetic internship in Toronto.

Theresa has been practicing as a Registered Dietitian for the last 9 years. She has a love of all things food and believes food fuels the soul as much as it fuels the body! She is a firm believer in a balanced approach to eating and the interconnectedness of food and nutrition with mental and physical well-being.

Theresa loves to go on hikes with her dog Archie and enjoys “zening” out with yoga.

Theresa’s confidential nutrition appointments are limited to students on a meal plan, eating on campus. She is happy to discuss the many food service options available to students.

Colin Johnson

Campus Executive Chef

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.




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

Aramark Team

Karan Mehindiratta

Resident District Manager

Carl Hanna

General Manager

Lisa Branscombe

Human Resource Manager

Kimberley Adair

Director of Retail

Carly Lucic

Marketing Coordinator

Patrick Bullack

Senior Catering Manager

The Dining Hall Team

Jeffrey Steele

Director of Residence Operations

Drew Carroll

Executive Chef

Leonard Dining Hall  


John Sousa

Executive Chef

Ban Righ Dining Hall  


Cory Balfour

Executive Chef

Jean Royce Dining Hall


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