Chef in Residence prepares to welcome students

CapU Residence students can expect a great dining experience when they arrive at their home away from home on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. Chef Andrew Chan is getting ready to serve meals that have a home-cooked feel.

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Tag(s): Future Students, Current Students, International Students, Indigenous Students

"Food can go a long way to making students feel at home," says Chan. He has a variety of multi-cultural, vegetarian and vegan options in the works, and will also accommodate students with food sensitivities and dietary restrictions.

The meal plan is available seven days a week, and is part of student life at CapU Residence. Students will enjoy daily Chef specials and fresh made-to-order food for healthy and balanced lifestyle choices. They can also build their own meal at the salad or deli bar, and enjoy freshly baked muffins, scones, cookies and more. Food will be plentiful and Ethical Bean Coffee, teas and a variety drinks will be served at every meal.

“I am planning a variety of different cuisines from around the world, along with some of our West Coast staples,” says Chan. For example, he is planning a night with pasta made-to-order, and a pub food night with wings, burgers and fries, among other themes.

For the past several years, Chan has worked as the sous-chef at CapU’s main campus, and is fully prepared to accommodate CapU students’ variety of tastes and likes.

“My goal is to get to know the students in residence, and understand their likes and dislikes when it comes to food,” says Chan. “By listening and being responsive to their meal needs, I hope to make them feel at home.”

Located at 2420 Dollarton Highway, CapU Residence is available to full-time CapU students. Space is still available for the 2017-18 academic year. 

Submitted by: Debbie Parhar