We Are An Essential Campus IngredientOur mission is simple: we're here to support the UBC community.
We help fund UBC. Our profits support our students and the University’s academic mission.
We are 100% self-funded. We are an ancillary department and receive no funding from UBC.
UBC Food Services nourishes thousands of students, faculty and staff with delicious, high-quality foods every day.
We know that a well-balanced diet is integral to an individual’s state of mind, productivity and long-term happiness. We also take great pride in sponsoring eligible campus initiatives, leading campus events of our own, partnering with student learning programs, and helping fund UBC.
UBC Food Services is a 100% self-funded, ancillary department, comprising of three major business segments:
More than 30 cafés, bistros, restaurants, food trucks, and franchise food locations on UBC’s Vancouver campus.
David Speight is our Culinary Director and Executive Chef. David’s passion for food is rivaled only by his dedication to health and sustainability. Born and raised in Vancouver, David is somewhat of a culinary legend at Rogers Arena where, as executive chef for six years, he developed a nutrition program for the Vancouver Canucks, kept 2010 Canadian Olympic hockey players properly fueled for their big games, and frequently prepared gourmet meals for visiting celebrities, recording artists, and heads of state. He also implemented an organization-wide recycling, composting, and food donation program.
David has held executive chef positions at Monk McQueen’s Seafood & Oyster Bar and Bridges restaurant. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York.
Accolades and Awards
Since 2004, we have entered 8 Canadian and North American competitions (team and individual) and have been awarded 5 gold and 3 silver medals.
6 awards collectively from Canadian College and University Food Services Association, National Association of College & University Food Services, and the Canadian Association of Food Service Professionals.
Awarded second place in Vancouver Foodster’s 2015 Pasta Challenge. Multiple service awards from Tim Hortons, A&W, Subway and Starbucks. Awarded third place in Peta’s 2010 Most Vegetarian and Vegan Friendly Canadian Colleges.