Food Services

News and Announcements

  • Quest Update and Contact Info
    We are happy to announce a few management changes within Quest at New Trier.  Rebecca Cohen, formerly Food Service Director, has been promoted to District Manager for Quest which means she has additional responsibility for other nearby schools.  She will remain closely involved with New Trier as she has the past three years.  Dennis Karim, formerly Executive Chef, has been promoted to Food Service Director for New Trier.  Dennis has done an outstanding job ensuring our food service program including catering exceed expectations and he will continue to raise the bar.

    We are excited to announce you can now add money to your student's lunch account online through our new New Trier Quest Food Management Services' Web Store, just as you could before through New Trier's Web Store! Parents can make payments online from their home or work computer, any time of the day. If your child's lunch account balance is low, it takes just a few minutes to make an online payment using Discover, VISA, MasterCard (credit/debit).

    Payments will be processed on a secure site, powered by RevTrak. Visit to learn more about our new online payment processor.

    Please note: You will need to create a new login for the Food Service Web Store. Food Services store is separate from other New Trier stores so a separate account is needed. Any existing balances from your student's accounts will automatically be transferred to the new Quest Food Web Store.

  • Nutrition information

    Quest will display nutrition information for the majority of foods prepared at New Trier. This will be visible online to any member of the public that wishes to view the information and will also be accessible in a mobile-friendly format.

    To view these items, please visit

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Our Approach

Quest Food Management Services Inc. provides food services for your student at New Trier. Quest believes the variety of food, cuisine, and dining experience students have available to them shouldn't stop at the doors of their school. That's why Quest offers a program based on cooking fresh food from scratch, assembled-to-order menu options, healthy choices that are flavorful and appealing, and offering an inviting dining experience for all.

Quest Food Management Services was founded in 1985 in Lombard, Illinois, with the goal of providing fresh, made from scratch food and intensely personal service. Today, Quest has grown to serve over 80 educational institutions in 110+ facilities across Chicagoland.

Quest was ranked #40 in Food Management Magazine's Top 50 food management companies in the United States for 2017, up one spot from last year and rated as one of the ten fastest growing companies in our industry.

To learn more about Quest, please visit their corporate website at

Our Mission, Vision, and Values 

Mission: Quest provides the communities we serve with fresh, high-quality food, exceptional responsiveness and intensely personal service.

Vision: 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. 
Food Philosophy

Regular Hours of Operation 

Student Café - Northfield 
     Breakfast in Student Cafe         7:30 - 8:15 am
     Breakfast Cart in D Building      7:30 - 8:15 am
     Lunch Periods 4-6                    10:35 am - 12:50 pm
Staff Dining Room - Northfield   7:00 am - 1:15 pm

Trevian Commons and Coffee Bar - Winnetka  
     Trevian Commons                    7:00 am - 1:10 pm 
     Lunch Periods 4-6                    11:00 am - 1:30 pm
     Snack Cart                                7:30 - 8:15 am
     Coffee Bar                                 7:00 am - 3:45 PM
Staff Dining Room - Winnetka      7:00 am - 1:30 pm