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 | Vacation | Maternity & Parental Leave | MSP | Access to museums, gardens and more
POSITIONS WE HIRE FOR
Cooks are the heart of our campus kitchens! Our ideal candidates are friendly, flexible and innovative, passionate about food and committed to cooking healthy and delicious menu items.
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
Cooking diploma, FOODSAFE certificate and related experience. Must be an effective communicator, be highly organized and have great customer service skills.
Sales attendants are the face of UBC Food Services! They love people, are friendly and upbeat, and are always respectful of the needs of their customers.
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
FOODSAFE certificate and experience in food/customer service. Strong communication skills and a friendly disposition are essential.
Delivery specialists are careful drivers with superb customer service abilities. Often, they are the frontline face of our brands and must be willing to delight, impress and engage with customers while making deliveries around campus.
- 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
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.
General workers are an integral part of our kitchen team, ready and eager to help wherever needed.
- Washing dishes and moving supplies
- Removing garbage and recycling
- Lifting heavy pieces of equipment
- Keeping kitchen and dining area clean
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:
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|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.
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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, and work a flexible schedule that fits your course load.
Student workers are scheduled up to 14 hours per week and earn $11.35 per hour. Duties include counter service, basic food preparation, taking payments and washing dishes.
THREE WAYS TO APPLY
- Bring your resume, Social Insurance Number (SIN) and availability chart to the food service location of your choice during regular business hours. International students must also bring a valid study permit.
- 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.
- Successful applicants are added to the employee contact list and scheduled to work based on their schedule and hours available.
At a Job Fair
Bring your resume and Social Insurance Number (SIN). International students must also bring a valid study permit.
Successful applicants will be interviewed on the spot.
Aug 9 | 11AM-2PM | Work on Campus Fair at Brock Hall
Aug 15 | 11AM-3PM | Food Services Job Fair at University Commons (on West Mall outside The Nest)
Aug 24 | 11AM-3PM | Food Services Job Fair at Martha Piper Plaza (near the fountain)
Fill out the form below. We will get back to eligible candidates to schedule 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.