Food Services

Our Food Services team offers a varied menu of healthy, delicious foods.

Whether preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner for 150 grade school children and university students, bag lunches to take into the field, a gala banquet, or appetizers for visiting dignitaries, Executive Chef Patrick Edmunson and his team do their utmost to ensure quality and variety.


 Our Executive Chef  endeavors to:

  • use fresh whole foods in our menus
  • eliminate packaged and processed foods
  • use foods free of preservatives, dyes, coatings and fillers whenever possible
  • have a strong foundational knowledge of the products we use
  • use herbs grown on-site

Food allergies and special diets

Before you arrive:

Most special diets and food allergies can be accommodated with advance notice. Contact your program coordinator in advance of your arrival.

  • Ensure that your Diet Information Sheet is FULLY completed and submitted well in advance of your arrival at BMSC.
  • Describe in detail the severity of your (or your child’s) allergies.
  • Food preferences are not considered dietary requirements.

Each special diet is prepared in advance of other meals and isolated to assure no cross-contamination.

Diets BMSC Food Services can support:

  • Vegetarian (specify whether you eat eggs and/or dairy products)
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free (be advised that we make bread in the cafeteria and there may be flour dust in the air)

Diets the cafeteria is unable to support:

  • Kosher or Halal
  • air-born allergies
  • extreme dietary restrictions

Meal times:

  • Breakfast: 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
  • Lunch: 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Dinner: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM

As part of the room and board package, meals are served three times a day, seven days a week. In case of a day trip, bag lunches or a brunch will be provided. Lunch and dinner meals include all-you-can-eat salad bar and dessert.

Meals will be served for the first 1/2 hour. Second helpings are placed out after everyone has been served.


BMSC partners with Ocean Wise – a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program created to educate and empower consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood.