Café Lab

Our mission at Café Lab is to lay the groundwork for a nutritionally responsible lifestyle by providing wholesome foods to fuel our students' bodies while educating and empowering them to make healthy choices. Our menus contain a variety of options which cater to each child’s needs. Café Lab is vested in the wellness of each student and committed to providing all Lab students with the nutrients needed to excel each day.

Quest Food Management Services

Lab partners with Quest FMS to deliver our high-quality, nutritious food service program. Quest believes in offering a school dining program based on cooking fresh food from scratch, assembled-to-order menu options, and healthy choices that are flavorful and appealing. Quest’s expertise in nutrition, allergy awareness, educational support, and student-driven programs enhance the Lab community through partnerships with student groups for composting and fundraising, through food committees composed of students and parents that share their voice on menu options, and through catering programs designed to meet the varied needs of students, employees, and parent organizations.

Learn more about Quest on their website.


For questions regarding any of Café Lab's programs or offerings, contact Alicia Culverson, 773-702-0403.

Order lunch for your N–5 student

Same day orders can be placed by emailing Alicia Culverson at or call 773-702-0403.

Pre-ordered lunches for the week, or month are ordered online through MyMealOrder and then delivered on the selected day. Orders must be placed at least 48 hours in advance.

Café Lab Hours

7:45–9:30 a.m.

11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Judd Hall Coffee Shop
7–11 a.m., 12:30–4 p.m.