Conference and Catering Services Director
Maria Vieira


Maria Vieira is a seasoned and accomplished Catering and Conference Director within the hospitality industry. She has over 31 years of managerial experience in the food services industry. She also holds a certificate in International Hotel and Restaurant Management.

Conference and Catering Manager
Amartya Chatterjee


Amartya Chatterjee is the Conference & Catering Manager at University of Manitoba. He used to work with Aramark as Catering Manager at the University of Alberta. Amartya has completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Queen Margaret University, UK and PG in Hotel, Resort & Restaurant Management from Centennial College, Toronto, Canada.

Banquet Manager
Emily Simpson


Emily Simpson has 17 years of experience in the food service industry. For the past 8 years, she has worked at the Bannatyne Campus (in both catering and retail operations) and two years ago joined us as part of the catering team at the Fort Garry campus.

Sous Chef
Tyrel Case

Sous Chef Tyrell Case has been with the University of Manitoba for nine years and has worked in the culinary industry for 14 years. Tyrell works closely with the catering team to develop standard and customized menus for our catering customers.

Banquet Manager
Sharon Gan


Sharon Gan comes from a varied hospitality background from coffee shop, bakery, restaurant to bartending. She has been working at the Conference and Catering department since 2008 and she was promoted to Banquet Manager Position in 2014.

Office Coordinator
Michelle Hnyduik


Michelle Hnyduik is the Conference & Catering Office Coordinator. She has been in this position for the past 2 years. Michelle assists both clients and staff with various tasks inquiries.