Seeking Passionate Foodies to Join Our Team!
Be part of something big. UBC Food Services nourishes more than 70,000 students, staff and faculty on the UBC Vancouver Campus. We shape the daily experience of thousands of customers through the high-quality, healthy food we serve and every interaction we make.
By joining our diverse and skilled team, you are helping us to shatter stereotypes about institutional customer service, food quality, sustainability and workplace culture by upholding our innovative Food Values.
UBC Food Services operates 30+ locations including residence dining rooms, food trucks, franchises, restaurants, catering and fine dining.
Why Work for UBC Food Services?
Dynamic Work Culture
Join our friendly family of food service professionals! Our team uses their diverse experiences and values to shape they way we do business, from sustainability initiatives at the store level to commitments to support local farmers in our kitchens. Every member of our team is encouraged to share their ideas to make UBC Food Services better for staff, customers and the environment.
Room to Grow
UBC Food Services’ large portfolio means there is always something new to learn and opportunities for career growth. We operate 30+ locations on the UBC Vancouver Campus, including residence dining rooms, food trucks, franchises, casual restaurants, catering and fine dining. Employees are encouraged to take advantage of professional development opportunities to expand their skill sets.
Great Pay & Benefits
UBC Food Services pays above standard wages, because we know life in the Lower Mainland can get expensive. We also offer generous benefits, a pension plan, and great professional development opportunities. Learn more: Dental | Extended Health | Life Insurance | Pension | Staff Rental Housing | Vacation | Maternity & Parental Leave | MSP | Access to museums, gardens and more
POSITIONS WE HIRE FOR
Responsibilities vary by unit, but may include:
- Food preparation
- Portion control and food quality monitoring
- Maintaining high standards of sanitation and safety
- Taking orders from customers
- Cleaning kitchen and equipment
Requirements: Cooking diploma, FOODSAFE certificate and related experience. Must be an effective communicator, be highly organized and have great customer service skills.
Responsibilities vary by unit, but may include:
- Providing exceptional customer service each and every day
- Taking payment from customers
- Preparing food items for sale (portioning, wrapping and packaging)
- Replenishing supplies, reporting inventory and keeping all areas clean
Requirements: FOODSAFE certificate and experience in food/customer service. Strong communication skills and a friendly disposition are essential.
- Loading delivery trucks with food, dining supplies and mail
- Delivering to food services units and catering clients across campus
- Maintaining accurate delivery records
- Building repoire with customers
Requirements: Grade 10, FOODSAFE Level 1, valid BC driver’s license with clean driver’s abstract and superb customer service abilities. Related experience is an asset.
- Washing dishes and moving supplies
- Removing garbage and recycling
- Lifting heavy pieces of equipment
- Keeping kitchen and dining area clean
Requirements: FOODSAFE certificate and ability to lift heavy objects. Must be able to follow instructions and communicate effectively.
Industry Jobs FAQ
How do I get to UBC?
UBC is closer than you think! Click here to calculate your commute with Google Maps, or look at these averages:
|Downtown||25 min.||45 min.||50 min.|
|Commercial Drive||30 min.||50 min.||60 min.|
|Richmond||30 min.||55 min.||70 min.|
|Burnaby||40 min.||60 min.||100 min.|
|New Westminster||40 min.||75 min.||120 min.|
UBC Parking has parkades and lots all over campus. Staff parking passes are discounted and allow you to park in any parkade or lot run by UBC Parking and Access Services. Additionally, there is free parking along parts of Marine Drive and Old Marine Drive.
UBC Vancouver Campus is serviced by the 4, 9, 14, 25, 33, 41, 43, 44, 49, 84, 99, 258, 480 and community shuttles from the central bus exchange on Wesbrook Mall, with arrivals and departures every few minutes. Plan your trip with Translink’s Trip Planner.
UBC is very bicycle-friendly! Many protected, local street, painted lane and shared-use bike lanes lead to the UBC Vancouver Campus. UBC Campus + Community Planning has resources to plan routes and find safe places to park your bike.
When will I hear back about my application?
Only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. We do our best to respond to candidates in a timely manner.
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Love food? We’re looking for fun & friendly foodies to work part-time at UBC Food Services restaurants and cafés.
You’ll gain work experience, learn about restaurant operations and the food service industry, work a flexible schedule that fits your course load, and make $13.15 per hour. Duties include counter service, basic food preparation, taking payments and washing dishes.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Full-time UBC Student
Valid Social Insurance Number
Strong Customer Service Skills
International students are welcome, but must have a social insurance number or proof of application and a valid student visa allowing work in Canada. Experience in food services and cash handling is preferred. Valid Foodsafe certificate is a bonus.
THREE WAYS TO APPLY
If a supervisor is available, you will have a short interview and discuss scheduling. If a supervisor is not available, we’ll reach out later.
At a Job Fair
Bring your resume, Social Insurance Number (SIN) and direct deposit information. International students must also bring a valid study permit. Successful applicants will be interviewed on the spot.
Aug 22 | 11am-3pm
Food Services Job Fair at UBC Life Building
Submit your application online! Fill out this form and our staff will reach out for an interview.
Student Jobs FAQ
What skills are required?
While no experience is required, we are looking for passionate and energetic individuals who believe in our food values, love food and will be a friendly and positive addition to our workplace culture.
How often can I work?
Students can work up to 4 hours per day, to a maximum of 14 hours per week. Shifts are typically 2-3 hours.
Can I work at more than one location?
It’s possible to work at more than one location, as long as your total hours worked for UBC Food Services do not exceed 14 hours per week.
What happens when I'm hired?
Your supervisor will help you develop a flexible work schedule. You will receive on-the-job training.
How do I get paid?
Direct deposit into your bank account every two weeks.
Can international students apply?
Yes. A valid study permit and SIN are required.