Joy of Feeding

13 cooks. 13 countries. One delicious day.

Thanks everyone for making Joy of Feeding a sold out success. Now you can download this year’s Joy of Feeding recipes to recreate your favourites at home!

Joy of Feeding Recipe Booklet

Joy of Feeding is taking a break for 2018 and we plan to be back in 2019. Keep up with all upcoming UBC Farm fundraising and community events at and by subscribing to our newsletter.

Joy of Feeding is a unique inter-generational, international food festival and fundraiser for the UBC Farm – where we celebrate home-cooked dishes from around the world. Joy of Feeding is a roaming feast where you can sample from 13 cooks from 13 countries in the fields of the UBC Farm. Chefs from Vij’s, Cacao, the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and UBC Food Services have brought together home cooks of different cultural backgrounds – from Cameroon to Colombia, Indonesia to Iran and beyond – to offer a taste of their favourite recipes.

What will you do at Joy of Feeding? Roam from cook-to-cook, and back again. Learn about the home cooks’ cultures. Connect with your local, sustainable food community. Kick up your heels to live music. Take a guided tour of the UBC Farm. Buy fresh, organic UBC Farm produce. Enjoy local craft beer and wine, available for purchase (must be 19 or older). Check out interactive booths featuring children’s activities and local culinary culture – kids welcome! All the recipes will be available here on our website, so you can recreate your favourites at home.

Meeru Dhalwala, Vij's Rangoli “Cooking is the doorway to caring about where our food comes from, taking care of our families, and taking care of our health.” Meeru Dhalwala – Creator and Chair of Joy of Feeding, Cookbook Author, and Chef/Co-owner of Vij’s and Rangoli Restaurants


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How to get to the UBC Farm:

Click to enlarge map. UBC Farm is located at 3461 Ross Drive.

The UBC Farm is located at 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver, BC. Find us on Google Maps or UBC Maps. Parking if very limited, please choose to take transit or bike to the event! Find detailed car and transit directions here.
Other important things to note:
  • Dress for the weather — Joy of Feeding is outdoors!
  • ID required for those 19 and over wishing to purchase beer and wine. UBC students, please bring your student ID.
  • Sorry, no pets.
  • Yes, we are wheelchair accessible!
Questions about Joy of Feeding? Contact Bradley Menard | Phone 604 822 2035 |