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Neamodeen Hosein, HCC Kitchen Manager / Head Chef


Mr. Neamodeen Hosein, the HCC Kitchen Manager and Head Chef. Mr. Hosein. “Nonnie” as everyone at the college calls him, keeps an organized kitchen and he does it with lot of passion. He makes sure that everyone is happy and healthy, and has enough fuel in the tank to get through a hard day’s work of hockey and studies. Serving a crowd of teenagers from many different cultures is no easy task, but he is continually working with the students to determine the likes and dislikes of all of our students. Nonnie carefully plans the daily and weekly menus for the students and takes great pride in the quality, quantity, and variety of the meals.  Please take a look at the menu for last week! 

Mr. Hosein grew up on an island in Trinidad and Tobago, where he acquired an interest in cooking and began taking cooking classes at an early age. When he was 19 years old, he and his family moved to Montreal. In his luggage, the young “Nonnie” brought his knowledge of the Caribbean cuisine and an eagerness to learn everything about all other types of cuisines. He worked hard in cooking school, and graduated at the top of his class. 

Mr. Hosein and his lovely wife, Neesha, have been happily married for 22 years. Together they have one daughter, Nadira (20) and one son, Reyhan (17), who are both attending college.  Nadira enjoys reading, dancing and yoga and is currently majoring in Psychology.  After graduating from University, she would like to work as a social worker, helping troubled youth. 

The family enjoys traveling, camping, and all kinds of sports. 

“We’ve always camped as a family, places like, Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, Niagara Falls, ON, Mont Tremblant, QC, Lake George, NY, and the Thousand Islands, ON.”  They have also camped in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and many other of North America’s treasures. 

The pictures below are from the family’s visit to the Big Apple and from some of their favourite camping trips. 

Even though cricket is really his cup of tea and joggling a soccer ball is a piece of cake for him, dishing off a puck has proven to be a little trickier. Lately, though, Mr. Hosein’s appetite for hockey has grown, and, although, “icing” is still something he primarily would put on a cake, he is frequently seen at the rink enjoying Ice Berg hockey. 

The Hosein family also has a strong spiritual life and is involved in many charitable events. Culturally, Mr. Hosein is a huge jazz lover and a great fan of the stars from the golden jazz age. Louis Armstrong, Billy Holliday, and Duke Ellington are filling several gigabytes on Mr. Hosein’s iPod. Occasionally, he even plays the loud Indian phulac drum himself.