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?
What’s cooking at Gather?
Smashed burgers, hand-cut fries, housemade condiments and artisan breakfasts.
7AM – 9PM DAILY
Healthy, delicious mains loaded with local veggies. All items are vegetarian or vegan.
7AM – 9PM DAILY
Locally sourced, minimally processed meals prepared without the top 10 allergens.
MONDAY TO FRIDAY | LUNCH | 11AM – 2PM
MONDAY TO THURSDAY | DINNER | 5PM – 8PM
Latin American dishes with a modern twist. Expect robust flavours and a wee spicy kick!
DAILY | LUNCH 11AM – 2PM
DAILY | DINNER 5PM – 8PM
Gyazā means “gather” in Japanese! Fresh and delicious poke bowls and sushi burritos.
DAILY | 11AM – 8PM
Handmade smoothies with no added sugar or artificial flavours and entrée-sized salads.
DAILY | 7AM – 8PM
INDIAN FOOD, GLOBAL BOWLS + BAOS
Theme rotates weekly: Indian food, international bowls, and baos.
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.
FRUIT BAR | DAILY | 7AM – 9PM
SALAD BAR | DAILY | 9AM – 9PM
GRAB & GO
Pre-packaged food and drinks for people on the go.
DAILY 7AM – 9PM
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.
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.
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Meet Our Gather Leaders!
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.
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.
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?
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