We Are An Essential Campus IngredientOur mission is simple: we're here to support the UBC community.
We help fund UBC. Our profits support our students and the University’s academic mission.
We are 100% self-funded. We are an ancillary department and receive no funding from UBC.
UBC Food Services nourishes thousands of students, faculty and staff with delicious, high-quality foods every day.
We know that a well-balanced diet is integral to an individual’s state of mind, productivity and long-term happiness. We also take great pride in sponsoring eligible campus initiatives, leading campus events of our own, partnering with student learning programs, and helping fund UBC.
UBC Food Services is a 100% self-funded, ancillary department, comprising of three major business segments:
Residence DiningWe operate two large-scale dining rooms at Totem Park and Place Vanier residences where more than 4,500 students live.
Retail OperationsWe operate more than 30 cafés, bistros, restaurants, food trucks, and franchise food locations on UBC’s Vancouver campus.
CateringWe provide full-service and casual catering anywhere on campus through Wescadia Catering. Sage Catering also offers catered events.
S.P.I.C.E. flavours all that we do
We work hard to create positive change, improve the state of the world around us, foster growth in our people and be our absolute best, each and every day.
Sustainability. Applying social, economical and ecological business practices.
People First. Remembering that our guests and co-workers make us successful.
Innovation. Providing dynamic products, services and facilities.
Caring. Nurturing a culture of pride, integrity, respect and fun.
Excellence. In everything that we do.
Accolades and Awards
Culinary AwardsSince 2004, we have entered 8 Canadian and North American competitions (team and individual) and have been awarded 5 gold and 3 silver medals.
6 awards collectively from Canadian College and University Food Services Association, National Association of College & University Food Services, and the Canadian Association of Food Service Professionals.
Awarded second place in Vancouver Foodster’s 2015 Pasta Challenge. Multiple service awards from Tim Hortons, A&W, Subway and Starbucks. Awarded third place in Peta’s 2010 Most Vegetarian and Vegan Friendly Canadian Colleges.