Our Team

Nader Tabesh - CEO

Nader Tabesh

Nader Tabesh, executive director of Angel Food Services, is a red seal Chef and has been in the health care industry for more than a decade. He believes that serving residents is a great privilege and a great responsibility, and his team focuses on meeting each resident’s unique needs. Angel Food Services has developed a philosophy that is focused on its residents.

 

 

 

 

Sean Rogers

Born and raised in the northeast of England, Sean’s love of food started in his own kitchen at home growing up. With homemade meals on the table every night, (never allowed to get take-out!), he was tasked with helping prepare the meals. This led to a deep passion for creating new dishes and set him on a culinary path that would find him working in some top establishments throughout the United Kingdom and Canada.

Soon after graduating from Chelmsford Culinary College, he took a position working in celebrity chef Gary Rhodes’ kitchen. Many long hours and hard work saw him rise in the ranks to achieve his position as Executive Head Chef throughout England and Scotland.

In 2004, he made his way to Canada to take up the position of Executive Sous Chef at the Wedgewood Hotel in Vancouver, BC. He held this position for three years before returning to his home county of Yorkshire to lead a team in one of England’s top-rated luxury hotels, Swinton Park.

 

Sean Rogers, Chef instructor
Stella Buttner, N.M.

Stella Buttner, NM

Stella has been working in the food industry for over 30 years since training in foodservice management in Ontario. She is a member of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Managers and the Pacific Society of Nutrition Managers. Stella has worked in 3 provinces in various roles including hospitals, local community centers, and long-term care. She also had her own successful catering company for many years. Her love of food started in England with her parents, grandparents, and even a great-grandmother who always had delicious homegrown food on the table. When she is not working, you can find her creating dishes at home for her family and out on the local trails walking her energetic dogs.

 

 

Mariany Abreu, NM

Mariany is a Certified Nutrition Manager by the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM), with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and a Post-Degree Diploma in Gerontology from the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil. She has experience working alongside a multidisciplinary team, assisting elderly patients with chronic and acute medical conditions and palliative care. Caring for and helping seniors and their families became her professional main goal. She believes that providing nutritional adequate meals to seniors in a healthy and clean environment is a great opportunity to improve their quality of life and wellbeing.

 

 

 

Mariany Abreu, N.M.

Natalie Ma, RD

Natalie’s passion is nutrition education at every stage in life. Before working in long-term care homes across Metro Vancouver, she worked with elementary school teachers and children aged 6-12 to build a foundation in food and nutrition across BC schools.

Natalie believes in nutrition education for helping staff promote a teamwork approach for resident care and self-care. In addition, she enjoys being able to offer personalized nutrition expertise to residents directly.