District 115 Food Services
Student Cafe Operating Hours
7am - 9am
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
10:45am - 12:50pm
Thursday and Wednesday
10:25am - 12:30pm
7:00am - 3:30pm
A Message Regarding Food Services
Beginning Monday, March 16, Quest Food Services may be eliminating the salad bar, and offering 'grab and go' options instead to reduce the spread of germs.
Student Meal Purchases - New Process Starting March 16, 2020
Beginning March 16, 2020, we are updating the process in which purchasing can be done in the Cafeteria and the Grind. In order to increase the security of individual student accounts, students will no longer be allowed to type in their student ID number. Effective Monday March 16, 2020 students will need to use their school ID to make any purchases. Swiping ID’s will still be an efficient process and as always, students may pay with cash. If your child does not have a student ID, they can go to the Technology Help Desk located in the basement get a new one. Replacement IDs cost $10.
Please make all necessary adjustments to be ready for this important change, effective March 16. The use of IDs is also required in our resource centers, so this is just an extension of measures already in place.
Thanks for your patience in advance as we transition to this new process.
Quest Food Management Services
At Quest Food Management Services, we have been providing fresh, high-quality food and intensely personal service for over 30 years. Our Food Philosophy guides our approach to wholesome, scratch-made food, and our culinary leaders deliver tailored dining experiences to the unique needs of each community we serve. Driven by our unparalleled responsiveness to feedback, we crave being challenged to think outside of the box.
These values have made us one of the fastest growing companies in our industry. With a full spectrum of innovative, inspiring experiences to offer, we are a trusted partner to some of the Midwest’s most notable institutions and organizations.
To learn more about Quest, please visit our corporate website at www.questfms.com
Adding Funds To Your Student Account
MySchoolBucks is a user-friendly school food service software system, providing fast, friendly customer service that helps your student get through the line quickly. MySchoolBucks allows you to add funds, receive notifications and purchase history. We encourage you to sign up for Autoreplenish which ensures that your student’s account will not reach $0.
Sign up today at www.myschoolbucks.com.
Menus with Culinary Suite
CulinarySuite is a food management software solution that Quest uses to build and display menus. The software provides nutritional analysis and allergen tracking for all items we prepare, ensuring the health and safety of the school community.
Food Allergy Disclaimer
Quest Food Management makes every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for those with food allergies. Every effort is made to instruct our food production staff on the severity of food allergies.
Lake Forest High School consults individually with students whom have food allergies to minimize allergic reactions. Please be advised that our menu items may contain allergens, may have come in contact with items containing allergens, and there is always a risk of contamination or cross-contamination. There is also a possibility that manufacturers of the commercial foods we use could change the formulation or substitute at any time, without notice.
Customers concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk. Lake Forest High School will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed, or items one may come in contact with while eating at Lake Forest High School.
Students with food allergies are encouraged to contact Rebecca Cohen, District Manager at email@example.com for additional information and/or support.
Quest is committed to offering a variety of healthful options. All of our meals feature lean proteins, whole grains, healthy fats, and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
We utilize programs that help us source from farmers and artisans within 250 miles of your school. These programs provide access to the highest-quality produce and specialty foods that we get to offer in our cafeterias.
Our Food Philosophy
We are passionate about food and we believe in wholesome, nutritious ingredients. That is why we are committed to using items healthier for both our bodies and the planet. By purchasing with the following standards in mind and preparing items so that they are as fresh as possible when served, we support local agriculture, increase nutrition, and intensify flavor.
- Writing menus that feature seasonal and regionally available ingredients.
- Offering a variety of whole grain breads, pastas, and cereals.
- Never using artificial trans-fats for any items prepared in house.
- Offering a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
- Never using MSG.
- Only serve proteins that are USDA certified.
- Purchasing sustainable seafood that follows the Marine Stewardship Council’s guidelines and recommendations.
- Offering organic, shade grown, fair trade, and rainforest alliance coffees and teas.
- Sourcing from local farmers and small producers, and by participating in year-round, community sourced agriculture (CSA) programs.
- Serving produce that is fresh, fresh frozen or packed in 100% juice or water.
- Sourcing milk that is local and free of added growth hormones.
- Accommodating nutritional and dietary requests.
Our Mission, Vision, and Values
Quest provides the communities we serve with fresh, high-quality food, exceptional responsiveness and intensely personal service.
We are committed to creating the most enduring relationships in the industry by what we do and how we do it.
- Integrity: We do the right thing at all times.
- Responsiveness: We listen and respond quickly to provide the best solutions.
- Accountability: We do what we say we will do and accept responsibility for the results.
- Respect: We treat others better than we expect to be treated ourselves.
- Excellence: We deliver the best experience possible.
School Year 2019-2020 School-Based Child Nutrition Program
We are happy to offer this Lake Forest High School Catering Guide. You will find your favorite items as well as some new and exciting meals. You are not limited to the items on this guide as we can customize a menu suited for your needs.
We are passionate about food and we believe in wholesome, nutritious ingredients. That is why we are committed to using items that are healthier for both our bodies and the planet. We are sensitive to allergies and food intolerances so please let us know if you or your guest has special dietary needs.
Please note that for all events after 3 pm and on weekends, there will be an additional charge for each server.
Email all Catering Request Forms to:
If you do NOT will receive a confirmation email to let you know that we have your order, please contact Jason Rosegay.
Important Lunch Balance Information!
If your senior student has a positive lunch balance after graduation, those funds will FIRST be transferred to a current LFHS younger sibling for use next school year. No further action is necessary.
If there are no current younger LFHS siblings OR those siblings are NOT attending LFHS next school year, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org to request a refund of any lunch balance above $5.00. You will receive a refund check via mail. Checks will be made payable to parents and mailed to home addresses on file. They will be processed by the end of June.