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UBC Food Services Recipe Demos – The Tuna

UBC Food Services Chef Steven Yzerman From UBC Food Trucks Recipe For Tuna Atop Slaw

Last week I ventured out to UBC to visit my husband Mich just to make sure he’s behaving at work. Okay, not really, it was actually to witness a food demo that UBC Food Services, the department he works for. I know he’s generally well behaved, and I don’t need to check up on him, but it was fun to see him at work again.

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Chef Steven Yzerman is in charge of the menus for the food trucks out at UBC and they’re just switching up the menus for the summer and adding a few lighter things, such as this tuna atop coleslaw. It was super delish and a perfect starter for a nice summer meal on the patio. It will be on the School of Fish Food Truck starting next week, but I nabbed the recipe so you can make it at home too. I’m hoping Michael took some notes too and it appears on our dinner table soon! We’ve been buying our fish lately at F.R.E.S.H. on Broadway near MacDonald, or straight from the docks at Fishermen’s Wharf on Granville Island.

UBC Food Services

12 oz Albacore tuna belly removed
2 oz fresh cilantro – chopped
pinch of freshly ground coriander seeds
red chili & salt to taste

8 floz gluten free soy
4 oz brown sugar
4 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
4 oz mirin

8 oz cucumber
8 oz diakon
8 oz carrot
2 oz green onion
cilantro to garnishUBC Food Services


1. Firmly roll Albacore tuna loin in coriander herb spice
2. Sear in skillet on high heat to desired degree – chill
3. Thinly slice tuna
4. Mix vegetables with lime
5. Plate slaw and top with tuna, garnish with remaining ponzu and cilantro

School of Fish Food Truck UBC

School of Fish Food Truck UBC

If you are out there I’d suggest hitting up the School of Fish Food Truck for their fish tacos as they’re full of flavour!

UBC Chef Challenge

The competition is fierce at in the UBC food scene as the UBC Food Services go up against chefs from AMS Conferences and Catering,
and Mahony and Sons Public daily to grab appetites and dollars from students, staff and UBC visitors and residents!

They’re now making it official with a foodie competition at UBC and features two notable chefs on campus and more!
Chef Ryan Bissell VS.  Chef David Speight

This year’s theme is Global meets local. Competing chefs will prepare three globally inspired canapés sourced from local ingredients. Guests will then have the opportunity to sample and vote on their favourite creations.

UBC Chef Challenge

We’re excited to announce that the UBC Farm will be on hand to answer your questions about what’s local and in season. Some produce will be available for sale. Please bring a reusable bag.

Your 2015 competitors (competing for the coveted golden whisk award) are:


  • When: July 9th, 2015
  • Time: 4:30-7:30
  • Where: Flagpole Plaza on Main Mall (in between Crescent Road and Memorial Road)

Tickets are now on sale online!

Your ticket includes appetizers, one glass of wine or beverage and chefs’ canapés

$15 students
$18 staff, faculty, UNA residents and general public

Additional wine, beer and beverages are available for cash purchase.

Eat, drink and catch up with friends while a DJ plays the songs of summer.

For more information, please visit their website or Facebook page.