Catering and Conferences

Catering and Conferences

Located in the heart of the spectacular University of British Columbia campus, Alma Mater Society (AMS) of UBC Catering provides a multitude of menu ideas to meet every occasion.

The AMS’s Student Union Building (SUB) offers complete conference and catering services under one roof.

From meetings and conferences to full service fine dining, AMS Catering is committed to making your event a success.

The Students’ Union Building is also conveniently located within walking distance to UBC accommodations and all University amenities and facilities.

We cater small meetings and large conferences, casual lunches and salmon barbeques, and special events such as wedding receptions. AMS Catering is committed to making your event a success.

We offer you knowledgeable and friendly staff, professional service, quality ingredients, and a very flexible menu.

Look through our Conference and Catering Sales Package for more information!

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Catering Conferences
  • small meetings to large banquets
  • professional service
  • quality ingredients
  • commitment to the environment
  • flexible menus
  • state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
  • help planning out all the details
  • promotional items
  • personalized service while assisting you in planning a successful event
  • wide variety of rooms and sizes

Our main conference season is during the non-academic year at UBC (May 1 to August 31). There is limited space available during the school year (September to April) however, we have some spaces available, so contact one of our Conference Coordinators.

We cater all over campus and also offer bagged breakfasts and lunches for those of you on the go.

Commitment to the Environment | Farm Fresh Food | Philosophy | Everything Under One Roof | Why UBC?

Our Commitment to the Environment

AMS Catering practices a strong commitment to sustainability.

  • All of our coffees are certified organic, shade grown and Fair Trade.
  • Our dry goods are from local companies wherever possible.
  • Produce is purchased locally when in season.
  • Options on our menu to include wild salmon and organic meats and produce in your meal selections.
  • Our plastic and metal containers and any paper materials used in menu planning are recycled.
  • All of the food waste from our menu preparation is composted, as is a large percentage of our post-consumer food waste.
  • We use non-disposable dishes, glassware and cutlery whenever. feasible and our cleaning supplies are environmentally friendly.
  • We use recycling bins in our conference area.
  • We print on recycled paper when possible.
  • We recycle all badges and printed materials after all conferences.

We welcome your suggestions or ideas on how to better serve you and the environment in a more sustainable fashion.

Farm Fresh Food

In keeping with our commitment to sustainability, we try to purchase local seasonal produce. We work with an organic food broker to ensure that we are paying, and the farmers are receiving, the best price possible for fruits and vegetables.

On a smaller scale, we also support UBC’s own organic farm and are happy to provide menu choices based on seasonal availability and volume.


Our Conference Coordinators are committed to remaining flexible to new ideas, as well as your requests and needs, to enable each and every event to be special, enjoyable, and memorable. We provide outstanding value with the ideal balance: A cost-effective function with the highest standard of quality and service.

Everything Under One Roof

UBC’s Student Union Building (SUB) is a unique venue for any conference, as it has many services all under one roof and in a beautiful natural setting. The SUB is conveniently located within walking distance to UBC accommodations and all university amenities and facilities.

A unique and productive environment, the SUB offers just about everything: a travel agency, car rental, hair design salon, photocopying shop, post office, pub, restaurants and coffee shops. Free access computer terminals in the building allow you to check your email and access websites in your downtime.

Why UBC?

Situated in Point Grey, UBC offers a stunning view of Howe Sound. Amidst a backdrop of snow capped mountains, ocean, and fresh air, there are many tourist attractions on campus for you and your participants to enjoy while visiting. Just minutes away is the famous Museum of Anthropology, the Botanical Gardens, and the Nitobe Gardens. If you want fresh air, why not try hiking in Pacific Spirit Park, visit our world famous beaches, walk a trail, or try a round of golf? UBC’s public golf course & driving range are fantastic amenities, open since 1929. And don’t miss out on the Aquatic Centre and a world class gym in the student recreation centre.

Our location is less than half an hour from downtown Vancouver — easy to get downtown but well removed from the hustle and bustle. We offer campus suites as well as dorm style accommodation.