Some sparkling new food alternatives might be warm and ready at UBC Okanagan starting next month.
A contractor has operated food services for the reason that campus opened in 2005, but services will now be taken in-house and run via Student Housing and Hospitality Services starting July 1.
“This is extremely good for our college students, faculty and personnel, and the wider community,” says Rob Einarson, companion vice-president of finance and operations.
“UBC operates one of the largest and most complicated meals carrier applications in Canada on the Vancouver campus. UBC Okanagan is in a completely unique role to copy the Vancouver model and use its strengths and sources to supply a completely unique, global-class, UBC Okanagan food provider software.”
UBCO Food Services’ portfolio will include eleven campus locations—a mixture of in-residence brands representing a diffusion of culturally various meals, and franchises along with Starbucks, Tim Hortons and Subway. While franchises will stay the same, all in-residence food retailers will provide new and enhanced menu items, new or refreshed manufacturers and improved customer support.
The colleges continued boom precipitated the trade. Since commencing 14 years ago, UBC Okanagan’s enrolment has grown from three,500 to 10,000 students. The college is making plans on constructing a brand new 500-seat eating corridor as a part of the Nechako scholar house undertaking by using fall 2021.
“Our campus population is now huge sufficient to make a self-operated food provider enterprise model feasible as a part of the UBC food provider system,” says Einarson.
“The purpose of UBCO Food Services is to constantly improve the campus revel in. At the same time, we will help UBC’s instructional assignment by way of nourishing heaps of human beings with a wide form of high-quality foods every day in a socially and ecologically aware way in alignment with UBC’s meals imaginative and prescient and values.”
The new culinary software is being pioneered through world-elegance government chef Shelley Robinson and David Speight, govt chef and culinary director with Student Housing and Hospitality Services.
“My culinary group is worked up and committed to growing wholesome choices for all food, as we apprehend the contribution consuming well makes to academic and professional achievement,” says Robinson.
“In addition to UBCO serving one hundred per cent Ocean Wise fish and seafood, our menus will have a hyper-cognizance on sustainability, ensuring an abundance of plant-based totally, locally sourced and certified Fairtrade products.”
The school says they’re hiring approximately 30 new personnel to deal with the new software.