Responsibility

We believe we can have a positive impact on the communities we serve and the world we live in.

OUR VALUES

We value real food made from great ingredients.

OUR COMMUNITY

We help fund UBC and support campus initiatives.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Your decisions shape change!

FOOD VISION & VALUES

We nourish and support the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of UBC by providing a diverse selection of fresh, delicious, and memorable food experiences in a socially and ecologically conscious manner. We do this by creating marketplaces and environments where wholesome, healthful food is a priority because our guests, our food, and our wellbeing matter.

GREAT INGREDIENTS

More than 60% of our ingredients are purchased from local producers (within 400km of UBC) like the UBC Farm.

MADE IN-HOUSE

We prepare as many menu items as possible in house, with support from our Registered Dietitian.

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TRANSPARENCY

Labelling nutrition information, ingredients and allergens allows customers to make informed decisions about what they eat.

EDUCATION

Food and nutrition knowledge and skills are shared to improve the health and wellbeing of our community.

PLANT-BASED OPTIONS

Vegan and vegetarian are options readily available to reduce our impact on our air, land, water and climate.

FOOD SAFETY

Rigorous food safety procedures, training, and auditing ensure a safe environment guests can trust.

FAIR TRADE

We are a Fair Trade certified campus. We strive to offer more Fair Trade and ethically sourced products every year.

OCEAN WISE®

We are a proud Ocean Wise®
partner and prioritize purchasing sustainable seafood.

ZERO WASTE

As a Zero Waste partner we strive to compost all food scraps, use recyclable or compostable single-use containers, and offer discount container programs.

Produce bought from UBC Farm in 2017

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Ingredients sourced locally

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Campus recycling goal by 2020

COMMUNITY

WE HELP FUND UBC

Part of every dollar spent with us goes back into UBC. We also support the UBC Learning Exchange, United Way, Bike to Work Week and other programs and events on campus.

PARTNERSHIPS

We are actively involved in student learning programs like Agricultural Sciences, SEEDS and the Sauder School of Business. We regularly implement recommendations from students.

COMPETITIVE PAY

We employ a diverse staff of more than 400 people, including students. Workers receive compensation above minimum wage.

CAMPUS EVENTS

We host Blueberry Fest, Meet your Maker and other food-focussed events on campus. We also sponsor campus events!

HOW YOU CAN HELP

BRING YOUR OWN CUP OR CONTAINER

Yes, our containers are compostable or recyclable. But it’s still better for the environment to bring your own! Save 15¢ off each meal or beverage when you bring your own container. Don’t want to carry containers around? Sign up for Eco to Go – it’s free for first year students with a Residence Meal Plan or a $5 refundable deposit for everyone else, and can be used at any Residence Dining Room or The Loop Cafe. Sign up in any participating location.

SORT IT OUT

UBC aspires to be a “Zero Waste” campus where all unwanted items are treated as reusable resources. You can make a difference by using recycling stations to sort food scraps and recyclables.

SELECT LOW CARBON FOODS

Meat production and food transportation are major contributors to climate change. Consider meat-free meals, don’t waste food and buy local wherever possible.

Customer Feedback

Have you dined recently at UBC? We want to hear from you. Your valuable feedback can help us provide the best possible dining experience for the UBC community.