Meet the talented chefs making your food every day

We have a team of brilliant culinary experts who work to ensure your campus food is the freshest, tastiest, and best prepared food around! Check out our campus chef profiles to learn more about their culinary expertise, their beliefs as a culinary professional, and what drives them to provide such delicious yet healthy food for all the students, staff and faculty at U of T.

Chef Jaco Lokker

Director of Culinary Operations and
Executive Chef

Meet Chef Jaco! In July 2003, Chef Jaco became the Director of Culinary Operations at the University of Toronto, where he implemented award winning environmental, sustainable, and local food programs…

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Chef Eddie Low

Executive Chef
Chestnut Residences

Executive Chef Edward Low was born and raised on the island of Trinidad and Tobago, before moving to Canada for school in the mid-1970’s. Chef Eddie has been working at Chestnut since 1977, where he started out in receiving, until one of the chefs brought him up to the Chestnut kitchen…

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Chef Suman Roy, Executive Chef Retail Operations

Chef Suman Roy

Executive Chef
Retail Operations

Executive Chef Suman has been a renowned member of the culinary community for over 20 years, earning awards and recognitions along the way. His cookbook, From Pemmican to Poutine, was the recipient of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award and Le Cordon D’Or Culinary Award…

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Chef James Piggot, Executive Chef Residential Services, New College

Chef James Piggott

Executive Chef
Residential Dining, New College

Chef James completed his Culinary apprenticeship and earned his Red Seal in 1994.  He has been the Executive Chef at various Toronto hotels and clubs for the past 15 years. Chef James also teaches a variety of culinary courses at George Brown College and has represented Canada…

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Chef Fitzroy Atkinson, Sous Chef, Chestnut Residences

Chef Fitzroy Atkinson

Sous Chef
New College Dining Hall

Born and raised in Toronto, Chef Fitzroy Atkinson started out his career in the kitchens of The Bristol Place Hotel, working in the dish pit. Before long, a chef at The Bristol noticed his interest in learning more about food and cooking. From then on, Chef Fitzroy worked as a pot washer for a year with the promise of moving on to the kitchen…

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Chef Olivia Boutilier

Sous Chef
Chestnut Residences

Chef Olivia has worked with some of the best chefs in Canada.
After a childhood filled with good food, and discovering a passion for cooking in a high school culinary class, Chef Olivia went on to apprentice under the Executive Chef of the Westin Prince Hotel, Chef Hans-Ulrich Herzig, from 1998 to 2001…

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