• Our Approach


    Quest Food Management Services Inc. provides food services for your student at Deerfield High School. 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 #34 in Food Management Magazine’s Top 50 food management companies in the United States for 2018, up six spots from last year and rated as one of the fastest growing companies in our industry.

    To learn more about Quest, please visit their corporate website at www.questfms.com

    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.

    Values:

    • 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 Allergy Disclaimer

    Due to the handcrafted nature of our menu items, our kitchens which share cooking and preparation areas, and our reliance on suppliers for accurate information, we cannot eliminate the risk of cross-contact or guarantee that any item is free of any allergen. There is a possibility that suppliers of the commercial foods we use can change the formulation or substitute ingredients at any time, without notice.  The allergen information provided is accurate and up-to-date to the best of our knowledge. It is based entirely on the information provided by our suppliers.

    Deerfield High School consults individually with customers whom have food allergies to minimize allergic reactions. Prior to consuming menu items, individuals with life-threatening food allergies should confirm the ingredient information on the actual label of the product. If a customer decides that the menu item is safe on any given day, that decision is entirely their responsibility. Deerfield High School will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed, or items one may come in contact with while eating at Deerfield High School Dining locations. No allergen information should ever be considered a guarantee, but simply a best faith effort to serve our customers.

    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.

    Students with food allergies are encouraged to contact District Manager, Rebecca Cohen, MPH, RD, LDN at Rebecca.cohen@questfms.com for additional information and/or support.

    The top eight allergens in each menu item will be displayed at points of service and sale in the cafeteria. These icons will guide students, staff, and visitors in making safe nutritional choices.

    Allergens

    Our Food Concept Stations

    Harvest

    Harvest: Vegetarian and vegan menu options can be enjoyed by flexitarians and carnivores alike. Delicious, plant-based proteins combined with vegetables and grains provide well-balanced entrees to a typically under-served group. Additionally, this station will feature simple basics like: yogurt, granola, hummus, peanut butter, and tofu.

    Bread & Bowl
    Bread & Bowl: Bread & Bowl features Made-to-order deli sandwiches, paninis, and homemade soups and breads. All of our sandwiches and wraps include options for students that are gluten-free. We top these options with high-quality meats and cheeses, fresh produce, and garnish with traditional and gourmet condiments. 

    Good Greens

    Good Greens: Good Greens features fresh leafy greens with a variety of colorful fruit and vegetable toppings. In addition, students can find a variety of composed salads with animal and plant based proteins with a variety of dressings. Our in-season and locally-sourced options make for a great foundation of our salad bar and fresh produce concept. 

    Picante

    Picante: Picante is our made-to-order authentic Mexican concept station. We offer proteins seasoned and roasted in-house, and salsas made from scratch.

    Grill
    Grill: Burgers, chicken sandwiches, and sliders are all favorites off of the grill.  We offer those as well as enhanced versions of traditional favorites. Because a cheeseburger is great, but a jalapeno bacon cheeseburger is amazing. Featuring lean 100% beef, turkey, and vegetarian options, the Grill offers something for everyone.

    Crust

    Crust: Pizza is not just a staple for students, it’s a Chicagoland staple. With traditional hand-tossed favorites, gourmet thin crust options, gluten-free options, calzones, and everything in between – The Crust offers more than just pizza.

    Homegrown

    Homegrown: Featuring the unique flavors, ingredients, and traditions found in regional, American cuisine. Our Homegrown concept features a rotating menu of Chicago staples; Kansas City, Memphis, and Texas BBQ; New England seafood classics; Carolina low-country fare; and the fresh, produce-centered favorites from Southern California.

    Hemispheres

    Hemispheres: Food unites people and promotes a greater understanding of cultures that may be different than our own. And for international students, we strive to provide authentic international offerings that showcase and educate students about flavors form around the world.

    Hearth

    Hearth: Everyone loves a home-cooked meal. Hearth aims to deliver just that.  Featuring traditional favorite comfort foods, Hearth brings a taste of home to the table. The best part: you don’t have to do the dishes!

    Crave

    Crave: Nothing compliments a great dining experience like a sweet finish to a delicious meal. Our dessert offerings will feature made-from-scratch, baked in-house items that are portable.

    Dash

    Dash: We understand that classes, work, and athletics can make an already busy schedule even busier. That's why Dash provides a variety of hot and cold grab & go items such as yogurt parfaits, protein boxes, sandwiches and wraps, and much more.