Effective July 1, 2019, UBC Okanagan will transition to an in-house food service delivery model, named UBCO Food Services.
UBC Okanagan has reached a size that makes a self-operated food service business model viable and better-suited to the campus. UBCO Food Services will be operated by UBC Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS) locally and is in a unique position to leverage UBCV’s strengths, experience and resources to support the delivery of a unique world-class UBC Okanagan food service program.
UBCO Food Service’s portfolio of 11 campus locations offer a mix of franchises and in-house brands. While franchises will remain the same, all in-house brands will offer new menus items and new or refreshed brands.
Current unionized Aramark employees at UBC Okanagan will not continue with Aramark as of July 1, 2019, but nearly all those positions will be available as new unionized (BCGEU) positions and posted as open competitions. Applicants hired will be employees of UBC, and will receive a compensation package with higher pay and benefits.
We look forward to bringing this new and enhanced food services model to the Okanagan. We’re excited by the opportunities and benefits it will bring to students, faculty and staff.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or concerns. Please also visit the UBCO Food Services FAQ page for more information and background.
Associate Vice-President, Finance and Operations