We Are An Essential Campus Ingredient

Our 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 actively contribute to student life by sponsoring campus initiatives and student programs.


We are 100% self-funded. We are an ancillary department and receive no funding from UBC.

We pay our staff and students above standard wages and offer a great working environment.


 We partner with departments to create engaging, fun and extra healthy campus events.


Most Meal Plan cards can be used across campus, including at our AMS and franchise partner locations.


We hire over 200 students every year to work part-time at our many campus locations.


We’re responsible. We believe in the importance of having a positive impact on the communities we serve.


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 Dining

We operate three large-scale dining rooms at Orchard Commons, Totem Park and Place Vanier residences where more than 4,500 students live.

Retail Operations

We operate more than 30 cafés, bistros, restaurants, food trucks, and franchise food locations on UBC’s Vancouver campus.


We 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 Awards

Since 2004, we have entered 8 Canadian and North American competitions (team and individual) and have been awarded 5 gold and 3 silver medals.

Industry Recognition

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.

Additional Recognition

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.