Gather at Place Vanier

Gather

Globally inspired, locally sourced meals are our passion! Gather serves up fresh, healthy, West Coast contemporary cuisine with global inspiration seven days a week. Where else can you find gourmet burgers, Indian food, Latin American street food, sushi burritos, and a salad bar serving UBC Farm produce all in one place?

Our residence dining rooms are open to the public: GatherFeast and Open Kitchen. Fresh seafood is Ocean Wise™ certified, more than 60% of our ingredients are sourced locally, and our beef burgers and fresh chicken are halal.

Location & Hours

Gather at Vanier

Place Vanier Residence
1935 Lower Mall
604.822.2622
Directions
  • Monday7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thursday7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sunday7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Station hours vary. Scroll down for station hours.

What’s cooking at Gather?

GRILLHOUSE

Smashed burgers, hand-cut fries, housemade condiments and artisan breakfasts.

Hours

7AM – 9PM DAILY

FRESH FARE

Healthy, delicious mains loaded with local veggies. All items are vegetarian or vegan.

Hours

7AM – 9PM DAILY

SIMPLY LOCAL

Locally sourced, minimally processed meals prepared without the top 10 allergens.

Hours

MONDAY TO FRIDAY | LUNCH | 11AM – 2PM
MONDAY TO THURSDAY | DINNER | 5PM – 8PM

 

CALIENTE

Latin American dishes with a modern twist. Expect robust flavours and a wee spicy kick!

Hours

DAILY | LUNCH 11AM – 2PM
DAILY | DINNER 5PM – 8PM

GYAZĀ

Gyazā means “gather” in Japanese! Fresh and delicious poke bowls and sushi burritos.

Hours

CLOSED TONIGHT | OCTOBER 3
DAILY | 11AM – 8PM

DELISH

Handmade smoothies with no added sugar or artificial flavours and entrée-sized salads.

Hours

DAILY | 7AM – 8PM

INDIAN FOOD, GLOBAL BOWLS + BAOS

Theme rotates weekly: Indian food, international bowls, and baos.

Hours

DAILY | LUNCH | 11AM – 2PM
DAILY | DINNER | 5PM – 8PM
SUNDAY BRUNCH | 11AM – 2PM

SOUP, SIDES & SALAD BAR

Grains, vegetable sides and daily soups, all prepared in-house.

Hours

FRUIT BAR | DAILY | 7AM – 9PM
SALAD BAR | DAILY | 9AM – 9PM

GRAB & GO

Pre-packaged food and drinks for people on the go.

Hours

DAILY  7AM – 9PM

Nutrition Support

Have a question about dietary restrictions or allergies? Want to eat healthier but need some help? Our Registered Dietitian, Melissa Baker, supports students on the Residence Meal Plan.

Food Values

We provide sustainable, diverse and memorable dining experiences. We believe wholesome, healthy food is a priority because our guests, our food and our wellbeing matters.

Gift Ideas

Celebrating a birthday, holiday or special event? Looking for a custom cake, baked goods, or a get-well package to send to someone special?

Meet Our Gather Leaders!

Jane Sunwoo

Manager, Gather at Vanier

After studying Hotel Management at George Brown College in Toronto, Jane worked as a dining room manager and stewarding manager at major hotels like Park Hyatt Toronto, Fairmont Waterfront, Pan Pacific Vancouver and more. She hopes to recognize, empower and motivate her dining room service team to perform and deliver exceptional service and food to her guests at Gather.

Brad Vigue

Executive Chef, Residence Dining

Growing up, food and the kitchen were the centre of activity for Brad’s family. After finishing his degree in biology and psychology at UVIC, he found he was more interested in his cousin’s culinary school courses than in what he had studied in university – and the rest is history. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, he believes that great food starts with great ingredients and a passion to share experiences.

Johnny Bridge

Residence Chef, Gather at Vanier

Johnny stepped into the culinary world when he was 16 and has worked in over 55 kitchens throughout his career. He’s a major champion of local, sustainable seafood and is making change one ingredient at a time. You might recognize Johnny from his time as Catering and Mobile Chef for UBC Food Services.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the vision behind Gather?

Gather takes inspiration from bold international flavours and local ingredients. It is envisioned as a space for students to gather, refuel, and feel at home, as well as a gathering place that welcomes the campus community as a whole. The bright, modern design showcases the best offerings from our experienced culinary team, including a spectacular salad bar, gourmet burgers and fries, plant-based delicacies, Latin American flavours, sushi burritos and poke bowls, Indian food and more.

What makes Gather different from other university dining operations?

Taking inspiration from Open Kitchen, Gather did not adapt the typical 21-day rotational menu cycle used at most other residence dining facilities; instead, about 70% of the menu is now static with daily and weekly features. This innovative move give our culinary team the opportunity to focus on perfecting a range of unique and delectable signature dishes. Examples include authentic Latin American dishes like tacos, ceviche and empanadas; handmade burgers made from local beef; hearty vegetarian fare; sushi burritos and poke bowls; and an exquisite salad bar featuring fresh seasonal ingredients from the UBC Farm.

What other food and/or beverage locations are near Gather?

Gather is located on Lower Mall near University Boulevard. Magda’s Late Nite Market, Harvest and Mercante are right nearby. The Loop, Open KitchenHero Coffee + Market, and Totem Dining Room within a few minutes walk of Place Vanier.

Have questions about your Residence Meal Plan? We’ve got answers.

Our Suppliers

We are proud to source more than 60% of our ingredients from responsible local suppliers like these.

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