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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.

UBC Food Services

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!

Centennial Harvest Feast

Centennial Harvest Feast: Share a meal, share a story

On September 24, join 1,000 guests in celebrating 100 years of UBC at Centennial Harvest Feast—an outdoor community feast of epic proportions!

Thursday, September 24, 2015
4:30-7:00 pm (Feast)
7:30-9:30pm (Arts Night Out)
Main Mall (between Memorial & Crescent Roads)

Chefs from UBC Food Services and AMS Conferences and Catering will be preparing a three-course meal that is inspired by everything UBC including fresh, local produce from the UBC Farm. A DJ will help us unwind and long tables will be set up so guests can mingle and get to know each other better. Alma Mater Society President Aaron Bailey, will be our event MC.

Stick around and end the evening by exploring UBC’s incredible Arts and Culture District at Arts Night Out—venues including the Museum of Anthropology, Chan Centre, Belkin Art Gallery and more will be opening their doors to feast guests with free shows and exhibits.


Buy your tickets here

Both dinner and Arts Night Out is included in the ticket price (ranging from $20-$30), designed to be accessible to all members of our community. Tickets can be purchased individually or in tables of 18. Wine will be on sale by the bottle – perfect for sharing. We sold out last year and expect the same this year so get your tickets early. No tickets will be sold at the door. Children are welcome to attend. Infants who do not require a seat are free; for children or youth requiring a seat, please check off student when purchasing a ticket.

We welcome everyone to share a meal and share a story at this celebration of friends, community and culture at UBC.


Chefs from AMS Conferences and Catering and UBC Food Services will be jointly preparing a three-course, family-style dinner using fresh produce from the UBC Farm.

AMS :  

Salad:  UBC mixed greens with dried fruit and nuts, shallot vinaigrette

Entree: Crispy skin chicken on stewed lentils with spinach

Dessert: Peach cobbler pie and whipped cream

UBC Food Services:

Salad: Late Summer Panzanella Salad:  UBC Farm summer tomatoes, cucumber, radish, fresh herbs, young mozzarella, roasted garlic, toasted French bread, reduced balsamic

Entree: Roasted Summer Squash Penne:  Zucchini, summer squash, swiss chard, baby tomatoes, fresh basil, goat cheese and grated asiago

Dessert: Apple Fritter Bites: Maple bourbon spiked apple cider syrup, spiced apples and cinnamon sugar.

Wine will be available for purchase by the bottle (cash bar only). ID will be checked prior to entry.

A photographer will be present and your photo may be used for UBC Community Development promotional purposes only.

Chef David Speight Introduces New Wescadia Menu at UBC

ubcSummer Sizzle is back! The UBC Bookstore will be hosting the mega-foodie event at the bookstore plaza on Wednesday, June 17th from 12:00-2:00.

Learn more about UBC Food with Chef David Speight, Executive Chef at Wescadia. He’ll be presenting recipes from the new catering menu. FREE SAMPLES to be provided!

UBC Bookstore Plaza on Wednesday, June 17, 12-1:30pm

• UBC Farm Campus Market at Bookstore Plaza
• Chef Demo with cooking tips and ideas: 12 to 1:30
• Recipes & tasty samples from the new Wescadia catering menu
• Bring your reusable container for the samples and remember your reusable bag for the produce

See food.ubc.ca, ubcfarm.ubc.ca or bookstore.ubc.ca for event detail
Twitter @ubcfoodie


Bluebery Fest at UBC

Blueberry Fest slide580 x 276_2014Be sure to get out to UBC from July 23 to 25 for the Blueberry Festival held from 9am to 1pm at the newly renovated UBC Bookstore plaza.

Schedule of Events

  • Daily from 9 to 1
  • Pancake breakfast, blintzes
  • Blueberry baked goods
  • Chef Demo 12 to 1 with Chef Steve Golob (Wed) and introducing Executive Chef David Speight (Thurs)
  • BC Blueberries from local farmers by the flat
  • UBC Farm Campus Market (Wednesday)
  • Music by local buskers

Happy Blueberry Season!

Party at the Point-UBC Alumni Weekend 2010

May 28-30, 2010
University as it should be: Great lectures and seminars without quizzes, tours of the best new (and old) haunts such as MOA, UBC FARM, Wine Research Institute and the Blue Whale at the new Beaty Biodiversity Museum.  From athletic events, culture crawls, UBC Dialogues, wine tastings and more. There’s so much to see and do both on campus and in the community. Thousands of alumni and friends will take part. Over 100+ events, most are FREE and family-friendly. Come join the party at the Point. For more info www.alumni.ubc.ca; Register online; after May 25 in person day of event