Cascades Academy Independent School PK-12

Lunch Program

Cascades Academy offers hot lunch and milk for purchase five days per week. Sign-up and online payment occurs three times a year: in August for September-December, in December for January-March, and in March for April-June.

In order to ensure your student is happy with their lunch selection, we are open to changes in orders for the first full week of the new term, allowing you to change quantities, and add or eliminate choices.

We are proud to offer meals that incorporate many organic fruits and vegetables, high quality proteins, and whole grains. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available every day. Seasonal, organic fruit served daily is sourced from area retailers and we strive to find the most local or closest suppliers of our produce.

Please note that in accordance with licensing requirements for our pre-kindergarten program, we are unable to extend our lunch program offerings to our pre-k students. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Lunch Orders have closed for the winter term. For questions regarding the lunch program, please contact Bernadette Shilliam.

Fruit and Veggie Salad Bar

Our fruit and veggie salad bar includes a variety of favorite organic vegetables, salad greens, hummus, cottage cheese, beans, hard boiled eggs, and a daily fruit or two! Dressings are freshly made each week by Laughing Planet and include a choice of Avocado Lime Vinaigrette (v/gf/df), Lemon-Parsley Vinaigrette (v/gf/df), Ranch made with greek yogurt, or balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Students can take advantage of the fruit/veggie bar in one of two ways:

  • A visit to the fruit/veggie bar is included with every daily hot lunch offering Monday-Friday. It is included in the price of the meal.
  • Students can choose "Salad Bar Only" as on option to create their own entree-size salad.

Pasta Monday from Laughing Planet

Exclusively for Cascades Academy from Laughing Planet - a choice of marinara or alfredo, over penne pasta (gluten-free rice pasta available on request)

  • No need to commit to one sauce - choose between marinara or creamy alfredo
  • Add a sprinkle of shredded parmesan
  • Visit to the salad bar included
  • Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free option

Quesadilla Tuesday from Taco Del Mar

They're back!

  • Choose four or six wedges of grilled cheese quesadilla
  • Top it with your choice of fresh-made pico de gallo, sour cream, and house guacamole
  • Hot sauce available to add extra kick
  • Visit to the salad bar in included
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free option

Pizza Wednesday from Pizza Mondo

Please note: slices are the standard Pizza Mondo size - an 18" pizza is sliced into 8 pieces. Please keep this in mind while ordering. Smaller appetites/younger students typically eat 1 slice, while older students may need 2+.

  • Choice of 1 or 2 standard slices of Pizza Mondo pizza:
  • Visit to the salad bar included
  • Vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free option

Burrito Thursday from Laughing Planet

Ski season means burrito season! Order one, two, or three four-inch burritos

  • Brown Rice, Black Beans and Tillamook jack cheese (available without on request) start off each wrap
  • Add savory shredded pork
  • Top with freshly made pico de gallo, guacamole and Eberhard's Sour Cream
  • Visit to the salad bar included
  • Vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free option

Comfort Food Friday from Laughing Planet

Known as "Spanky's Bowl" to Laughing Planet regulars, we are bringing this tasty bowl of spuds to Friday lunch!

  • Start with organic, mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Add steamed broccoli and corn
  • Top with braised, pasture-raised beef
  • Finish with a sprinkle of shredded Tillamook Cheddar
  • Visit to the salad bar included
  • Vegetarian option

Milk from Eberhard's Dairy

  • 2%, local Eberhard's milk
  • rBST/rBGH free