Seeking Passionate Foodies!
Be part of something big! UBCO Food Services nourishes more than 12,000 students, staff and faculty on its Okanagan campus, shaping the daily experience of diners through the high-quality and nutritious food.
By joining our diverse and skilled team, you are helping shatter stereotypes about customer service, food quality, sustainability and workplace culture by upholding our innovative Food Values.
We’re recruiting new members to join our amazing team of passionate foodies at locations throughout campus – including residence dining halls, markets, cafes, and franchise outlets. Read on learn more!
At UBCO Food Services, our mission is simple: To nourish and support the UBC community!
We are committed to made-from-scratch food that celebrates nutrition, sustainability, & local ingredients.
We Help Fund UBC
We sponsor campus initiatives and student programs, and our profits support our students and the University’s academic mission.
We Support Learning
By partnering with academic programs, departments and student groups for events, workshops and learning opportunities.
We believe in the importance of having a positive impact on the communities we serve, and reducing our footprint to support our environment.
Why Work for UBCO Food Services?
We offer generous benefits, professional development opportunities, a pension plan, and room to grow.
Dynamic Work Culture
Our team uses its diverse experiences and values to shape they way we do business, from sustainability initiatives, to commitments to support local farmers. Every member of our team is encouraged to share their ideas to make UBCO Food Services better for staff, customers and the environment.
Room to Grow
UBCO Food Services’ diverse portfolio means there is always something new to learn, and there are fantastic opportunities for career growth. We operate 11 location on the UBC Okanagan Campus, including casual restaurants, cafes and franchises. Employees are encouraged to take advantage of professional development opportunities to expand their skill sets.
Great Pay & Benefits
UBC Food Services pays above standard wages, because we believe in investing in our staff. We also offer generous benefits, a pension plan, and great professional development opportunities. Learn more:
Do you care deeply about great food, customer service, food sustainability, and a positive workplace culture?
We hire creative, passionate, energetic and diverse foodies who share our mission of bringing wholesome and delicious food to diners at UBCO campus.
We will be hiring mainly for sessional back-of-house positions (see FAQs below for more on this), as well as a select number of year-round back-of-house positions, starting August 2021.
See below for more details about these full-time, part-time and casual positions, and reach out to us if you would like to know more about working with us at UBCO Food Services!
Join Our Team!
If you'd like to know more about a career with UBCO Food Services, or would like to apply for a particular role, click HERE for the position you're interested in, and let's chat!
We're always looking for passionate and excited foodies to join
our amazing crew! Feel free to reach out to us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we would be happy to update you about future positions as they become available.
Sessional positions are ongoing, salaried appointments hired for 8 months of the year with a 4 month layoff period during the slower periods. These positions usually run as per the busy University school schedule, the end of August until the end of April each year, with a guaranteed position each sessional year.
Yes, we hire contract term Auxiliary positions as needed in our department at various locations on campus. A part-time auxiliary appointment is one which involves less than 35 hours of work per week for a period of less than 12 consecutive months. Some Auxiliary positions have set hours weekly, while others are hired to be on an on-call basis and only require an availability form for contact windows. If you are interested in one of these positions, apply with the ‘Auxiliary’ button above and tell us a little bit of what you are looking for including your availability.
Yes, we usually post our student auxiliary positions sometime in late July/early August for the Fall semester and any available positions for the winter semester in late November/early December. Keep an eye on our careers page for available postings! If we are currently not hiring, you can always send us your application and availability just in case something does come available by applying with the ‘Auxiliary’ button above.
Wages and terms of UBCO Food Services can be found in our current Collective Agreement HERE. Please see page 74 for the Food Services LOU, and wages starting on page 77.
We’ll begin doing interviews in the first half of June and continuing through July and August until fully hired..
Shifts for the fall and winter semesters will be made available for each classification pool through shift bids, in seniority order as per our BCGEU Collective Agreement. Once shifts have been confirmed with our current staff, remaining shifts will be made available to new employees, in the order of their final recruited date. Aside from employees hired specifically for our franchise locations, as a UBCO Food Services employee, you may select your shift from any in-house location shift bids left available. Staff pick their shifts based on seniority. Once hired, where possible you will have the opportunity to decide your shift based on the remaining shift still available. Shifts for full-time employees are 35 hours a week, 5 days or nights on, and 2 days off, always side-by-side. Part-time employee shift times do vary based on operational needs.