Totem Dining Room

Totem Dining Room

The perfect place to socialize and refuel. Offering a wide selection of menu items including Asian cuisine, daily pasta, pizza, burgers, made-to-order sandwiches and sweet desserts.

Fresh seafood is Ocean Wise™ certified, we serve local and/or organic fruits and vegetables, and our beef burgers and fresh chicken is halal. Our dietitian supports all students with Residence Meal Plans.

Location & Hours

Totem Dining Room

Totem Park Residence
2525 West Mall
  • MondayClosed
  • TuesdayClosed
  • WednesdayClosed
  • ThursdayClosed
  • FridayClosed
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
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What’s cooking at Totem Dining Room

A rotating selection of international flavours. During Winter Session, enjoy five hot food stations plus all-day salad, fruit and pasta bars, daily soups and congee, baked goods and sweet treats. Come explore for yourself!

Spice Market

Asian cuisine, noodles, rice, dim sum and more.

Service Hours:

Re-opens August 2018

Farmer’s Forage

Vegetarian and Vegan meals made with fresh local ingredients.

Service Hours:

Re-opens August 2018

Stax Sandwich Bar

Made-to-order sandwiches and wraps.

Service Hours:

Re-opens August 2018

The Grill

Burgers, fries, pizza, hot sandwiches, omelettes, bacon, eggs and more.

Service Hours:

Re-opens August 2018

Homestyle/Comfort Food

From mac & cheese to stews and other comforting classics.

Service Hours:

Re-opens August 2018

Global Fare

Fiery curries, succulent stir fries, and dishes from all corners of the world.

Service Hours:

Re-opens August 2018

Smoothie Bar

Delicious fruit smoothie specials and custom orders.

Smoothie Bar Hours

Re-opens August 2018

Soup, Sides and Salad Bar

Self-serve vegetable and fruit salad bar, selection of daily soups.

Service Hours:

Re-opens August 2018

Nutrition Support

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

Our 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 Totem Dining Room Leaders!

Daniel Chang

Executive Sous Chef, Residence Dining 

Daniel is an award-winning chef with over 20 years of experience climbing the ranks at Vancouver Hyatt and Hilton Vancouver Metrotown. A graduate from the Vancouver Community College culinary program, he believes food should be sophisticated, yet not complicated.

Joseph Thomas

Head Chef, Totem Dining Room

Joseph’s experience ranges from fine dining to film catering to student dining. In 1994, he cooked for the royal family in Yellowknife on their Commonwealth tour. He has an Associate Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management and is a Red Seal Certified chef and baker.

Select Totem Dining Room Purveyors

We are proud to be sourcing ingredients from our valued partners below.

UBC Farm

Our chefs take great delight in making use of super fresh, organic and extremely local produce from our very own UBC Farm whenever possible. UBC Farm ingredients include seasonal herbs, fruits and vegetables.

Ethical Bean 

Fair Trade, certified organic, locally roasted, bird-friendly, and shade-grown coffee. From field to cup, Ethical Bean is committed to providing farmers a fair price while minimizing environmental impact.

Wendel’s True Foods

A family company located in Fort Langley, BC, Wendel’s makes certified gluten-free bakery products with quality natural and organic ingredients.

Happy Planet

Started by two Vancouver boys with big dreams and a big blender, Happy Planet is one of Canada’s leading natural juice and smoothie companies.

Hardbite Chips

Based in Maple Ridge, BC, Hardbite Chips are hand-cooked in small batches from local Fraser Valley potatoes. They are non-GMO, gluten-free and have no trans fat or cholesterol.

Windset Farms

Headquartered in the fertile Fraser Valley in BC, Windset Farms has been delivering fresh, beautiful produce for over a decade, using state-of-the-art technology, responsible growing practices and a gentle hand.

Bento Sushi

Hand-crafted sushi made fresh each day in Richmond and delivered to residence each morning. Bento Sushi is the largest Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified restaurant chain in Canada. It is also a partner of Seachoice, Canada’s most comprehensive sustainable seafood program.

Albion Fisheries

Started in 1963 out of the back of a pick-up truck, Albion now employs 300 people in Western Canada. All fresh seafood provided is Ocean Wise™ certified.

Customer Feedback

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