Dear Joliet Catholic Academy Community:

The Quest Team is back and busy preparing menus that support our fresh, made from scratch, high quality dining program. Be assured the staff will be following all the CDC guidelines required by the state of Illinois as we fully reopen.  At the time of this letter the Illinois State Board of Education has not issued any guidelines related to foodservice this Fall.  Continued communication will be forthcoming as it relates to any changes.

Please see all attached documents related to Quest’s Joliet Catholic Academy dining program attached.  The highlights with regard to changes this year include:

Mealtime – Online Payment System

  • Make deposits directly into student meal accounts
  • Deposits can be made through ACH payment or credit card (can also setup auto replenish)
  • This cashless system keeps the lunch lines moving

Go to:

For Easy Access to Menus download the FDMealPlanner App

  • Please take time to download the app on your smartphone
  • FDMealPlanner provides the menu – by month, by day and by food station
  • Go to: to register or for more information watch this video overview: FDMealPlanner Video Overview
  • You can also find all these links and more information on JCA website under cafeteria tab by visiting:

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Alexis Hodges, Food Service Director at


Nick Saccaro

Quest Powerpoint Overview

Allergen Statement 2021

Quest Food Management Services Inc. provides food services for your student at Joliet Catholic Academy. 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

 Deposit Money

MealTime Online enables you to make prepay deposits and payments on balances for your student’s school lunch account, conveniently, safely and securely. You can also view your student’s account activity, including onsite payments, online payments, current balance and a detailed history of meal and food item purchases.

Get started in 3 easy steps!

Contact Us

Food Service Director: Alexis Hodges


Phone: 815-741-0500 Ext. 243

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. All of our meals served to your student revolve around our Food Philosophy.

Our Food Concept Stations

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.

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: Pizza is not just a staple for college 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.

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: 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: We understand that classes, work, and athletics can make a student’s already busy schedule even busier. Students can select a variety of hot and cold grab & go items, such as yogurt parfaits, protein boxes, sandwiches and wraps, and much more.


Allergy Disclaimer

Quest Food Management Services, Inc. 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.

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

Students with food allergies should submit the Allegernic Guest Form. Click Here to access the form.

Students with food allergies are encouraged to contact Food Service Director, Alexis Hodges at or call 815-741-0500 Ext. 243 for additional information and/or support.


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.

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