Exec Profiles 2011

UBC Food Society has a fun collection of executives from a diverse background. You will want to meet them, as they are all esteemed members of society. To be a member of UBC Food Society is like eating from the plate of Kings on the Iron Throne. Or being Gordon Ramsay. Same feeling.

Learn about us here. From the grammatical mistakes that follow, you can find out which of the Food Society executives are Science students and which ones study recipes.



Program: Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, 3rd year

Favourite food: fried chicken, meat, pasta/noodles, fruit, shrimp dumplings, spicy rice cakes, dark chocolate

Favourite drink: tea, water, juice, passion fruit bbt w/ aloe jelly

Favourite restaurant: (too many)

Best dish you’ve ever made: spicy clams

Worst kitchen disaster: stove caught on fire…from trying to boil noodles (as you can see, I’m an awesome cook)



Program: Land and Food Systems, Year 2

Favourite food: Wild Salmon Sashimi

Favourite drink: Mango smoothies

Best dish you’ve ever made: Roast Chicken Vegetables

Worst kitchen disaster: Burnt crackers and bacon in the microwave

VP Admin

Program: Medicine, Medical Laboratory Science, 4th yr

Favourite food: BBQ chicken! (or at least that’s what I’m craving @ the moment)

Favourite drink: Different varieties of tea

Favourite restaurant: Green Basil (Burnaby)

Best dish you’ve ever made: Savory is stir fried chicken with mango, sweet is either tiramisu or brownies

Worst kitchen disaster: 1st attempt at cooking ever: Tried to fry an egg but for some reason.. the oil ended up not in the pan and the egg was half cooked and all over the stove LOL

Kitchen utensil I would be and why: fish spatula because it is so much more useful than the regular spatula when frying =]

Number of Foodsoc execs to boil an egg: Hopefully just one

VP Events


Program: Science, Biology major, 3rd yr.

Favourite food: Blackberries! They are sooooo delish!

Favourite drink: The red bean icy with ice cream, hong kong style. A close second is passion fruit green tea with aloe. Yum.

Worst kitchen disaster: Adding tartar sauce (the kind you put on fish and chips) instead of cream of tartar (a substitute for vinegar) to the baked good I was attempting to make. Needless to say, it didn’t turn out very well.

Event Coordinator


Event Coordinator


Event Coordinator


Program: Arts, German (then hopefully Home Economics), 2nd yearFavourite food: Anything that involves raw fish. Or just good Japanese. Italian food is also in there. Desserts too!

Favourite drink: Calpis and milk tea

Favourite restaurant: The Keg on Granville Island

Best dish you’ve ever made: Tiramisu. Everything from scratch. Oh yeah.

Worst kitchen disaster: Throwing a glass measure into the sink where there’s still leftover melted candy. I then accidentally made a huge cut on one of my fingers because of the candy hardening when it contacted the ice water.

Kitchen utensil you would be and why: Electric mixer because it’s awesome; it mixes things so well at such a short time.

Number of FoodSoc execs to boil an egg: Two. One to actually boil the egg, the other for entertainment purposes.

VP Mini Clubs


Program: 2nd year Commerce

Facts: 1. I like grocery shopping more than clothing shopping. 2. I have a frozen yogurt maker in my dorm room :)

Favourite food: Does frozen yogurt count?

Favourite drink: Vanilla Soymilk or Chrysanthemum Tea

Favourite restaurant: Andina’s – BEST Peruvian restaurant located in Portland, OR (home for me!)

Best dish you’ve ever made: Roasted Peppers stuffed with feta and stir-fried mushroom and onion

Worst kitchen disaster: Forgetting to put the top on the blender = big mess (I was young)

Kitchen utensil I would be and why: Probably a large spoon because I think it’s essential to taste-test your food as you go – aka you have your dinner before you’re done cooking it

VP Sponsorship


Program: Science, Pharmacology, 3rd year
Favourite food: spicy food

Favourite drink: Macha Ice Cream Bubble Tea

Favourite restaurant: Kalvin’s Restaurant

Best dish you’ve ever made: Mushroom fishball soup

Worst kitchen disaster: When I forgot to prepare the raw material fully and I have heated the pan already

Kitchen utensil I would be and why? Chopsticks because I can do kungfu

How many FoodSoc execs does it take to boil an egg? Zero because the hot water boils the egg


Program: 3rd year Integrated Engineering

Favourite food: mom’s cooking!

Favourite drink: Bubble tea la! The classic milk tea.

Favourite restaurant: Golden Szechuan

Best dish you’ve ever made: Japanese curry from a box loaded with potato, chicken, onions, and carrots.

Worst kitchen disaster: Blender disaster! The lid flew off and my kitchen was covered in pink strawberry smoothie.

Kitchen utensil I would be and why: I want to be the oven! So all the yummy cookies and cakes would have to go in my tummy first!!

VP External

Program: Faculty of Science, Third year

Favourite food: Beijing duck

Favourite drink: Cream soda

Favourite restaurant: Golden Szechuan

Best dish you’ve ever made: Coconut caramel flan

Worst kitchen disaster: When I was little, I watched my mom put her hand over the wok to test the heat. I thought it was really cool, so I decided to try it myself. My plan was perfect until I pressed my finger to the middle of the heated wok. Ouch.

Kitchen utensil I would be and why: A pair of oven mitts. Why? Because I bake all the time. And I get burned a lot from heated kitchen utensils (I guess I never learned my lesson).



Program: Arts, International Relations and Human Geography, Fourth Year

Favourite food: Steamed artichokes with olive oil dip.

Favourite drink: Fresh orange juice with Perrier.

Favourite restaurant: Toshi (16th and Main)

Best dish you’ve ever made: Cilantro hummus and guacamole.

Worst kitchen disaster: Almost set the microwave on fire when I microwaved a metal pot on high.

Kitchen utensil I would be and why: A banana guard, because I am the protector of all things beautiful.

How many FoodSoc execs does it take to boil an egg? 27. But we don’t have that many. Which would be why we haven’t boiled any eggs yet. We’re really hoping one day FoodSoc will grow larger enough so that we have enough execs to finally have some nice boiled eggs.



Program: Integrated Science, 4th year

Favourite food: Constantly changing, since once I really like something, I tend to have it so much that I begin to dislike it. But I think I’ll always like strawberries and raspberries :)

Worst kitchen disaster: Cooking class in high school. I was assigned to cook waffles. Easy right? Simple steps, not that many ingredients – probably eight max. Inexplicably, I FORGOT TO PUT IN THE EGGS AND THE OIL. Somehow, I managed to salvage the “waffles.”

Number of Foodsoc execs to boil an egg: The answer to that question is irrelevant. The more pertinent question is how many FoodSoc execs does it take to boil an egg to the perfect degree without that unsightly grayish ring around the yolk?



Program: General Science, 4th year

Favourite food: frozen yogurt

Favourite drink: iced tea (not the American type, the sweet Canadian kind) and fruit smoothies

Worst kitchen disaster: When I was really young and making Christmas cookies, I spilled sugar ALL OVER the kitchen floor, and since my mom wasn’t in the immediate vicinity, I attempted to clean it up with water. Just water. The result was a very, very sticky mess!


Gavin Yeung


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Victoria Chang

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