Food Services

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Our Approach

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 .

Adding Funds To Your Student Account

Revtrak is a user-friendly school food service software system, providing fast, friendly customer service that helps your student get through the line quickly. Revtrak allows you to add funds and receive notifications.  We encourage you to sign up for Autoreplenish which ensures that your student's account will not reach $0.

Sign up today at .

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.

New Trier 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. New Trier will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed, or items one may come in contact with while eating at New Trier.

Students with food allergies are encouraged to contact Pia Fazio, Food Service Manager at for additional information and/or support.

Wholesome Meals

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.

Sourcing Locally

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.

  1. Writing menus that feature seasonal and regionally available ingredients.
  2. Offering a variety of whole grain breads, pastas, and cereals.
  3. Never using artificial trans-fats for any items prepared in house
  4. Offering a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
  5. Never using MSG.
  6. Only serve proteins that are USDA certified.
  7. Purchasing sustainable seafood that follows the Marine Stewardship Council's guidelines and recommendations.
  8. Offering organic, shade grown, fair trade, and rainforest alliance coffees and teas.
  9. Sourcing from local farmers and small producers, and by participating in year-round, community sourced agriculture (CSA) programs.
  10. Serving produce that is fresh, fresh frozen or packed in 100% juice or water.
  11. Sourcing milk that is local and free of added growth hormones.
  12. Accommodating nutritional and dietary requests.

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. 

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