Kirby Cafe

Growing brains and bodies need healthy fuel to best perform and Kirby School is proud to offer one of the highest quality school lunches around!  Our Executive Chef, Tracy Landry, creates fun and nutritious meals sourced from local and organic ingredients whenever possible. 

Our restaurant-quality lunch features hot entrees such as lasagna, Indian cuisine, ramen bowls, and build-your-own taco bar (to name a few). Lunch also includes various green salads, fruit salad, and a fresh soup made daily. To complement lunch, we offer herbal iced tea and infused water. 

All diets are taken into account with our lunch menu. We serve vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and dairy free options daily. Our cafe also features fun themed lunches for holidays! Students and faculty often eat together in our cafe, and students may choose to eat either indoors or outdoors.

All prospective students who visit campus for a shadow day will enjoy a complimentary lunch. 

Current students may sign up for a meal plan, or choose to purchase lunch day by day. If students sign up for a meal plan in advance they receive a 10% discount. Students are welcome to bring lunch from home, we have refrigerators and microwaves available as needed. For snacking between classes, Kirby keeps a fruit bowl well stocked for students to help themselves.

View this month's menu here.


Tracy Landry
Executive Chef and Food Program Supervisor

Tracy has been cooking in Santa Cruz businesses for over 23 years. She has created menus and meal plans to help balance mood, improve digestion, increase metabolism, boost immunity and rebuild internal organ health. She has worked with families and groups to better their overall health through nutritious eating habits. She has an extensive compilation of personal and professional research into food systems, nutrition, recipes, bio dynamics, sustainability, local/seasonal eating benefits, and how foods and flavors work together throughout the consumption process.

Cafe Payment

Payments may be made for the cafe by clicking on the button below. 

For more information on the payment option, please read FAQs here



Orders for October-November

Current families can use the link place orders for October-November 2022 lunches.

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Picture of the homemade salad bar before lunch is served