Jef Charlebois
Jef CharleboisExecutive Chef
Jef was born and raised in Ottawa, and has spent over twenty years cooking in Ottawa’s flourishing restaurant scene. Inspired by parents who were excellent cooks, he took an interest in food at a very young age and took a dishwashing job at the age of 14. Simply being in the kitchen allowed him to learn about being a chef, and this had lead to a career in cooking. He has worked at many establishments across Ottawa, including Thyme & Again, Petit Bills and most recently as Executive Chef at Nordstrom.
Today, Jef is responsible for leading the culinary team at allsaints, a historic church that has been reimagined as an inclusive urban event space. He focuses his work on the space’s catering and oversees the menu at Working Title Terrace, the venue’s restaurant. To Jeff, food is love – and Working Title Kitchen and Café is a unique opportunity to create a sense of community and give back.
Nena Ngo
Nena NgoChef De Cuisine
Nena developed her passion for the Ottawa food scene while working at Fraser Café. She then spent some time abroad, honing her skills in both cooking and pastry in Melbourne, Australia. Having made the unlikely career transition from engineer to chef, Nena brings an unusual blend of rigour and creativity to her work. This has inspired a philosophy that believes food should taste as good as it looks, and should be made with love. Nena handles production for Working Title Café and has created the new Sunday Brunch menu. She’s excited to introduce her new menu to a beautiful space that’s so full of history and loving memories.