Lunch Program

Vanilla Cream Café Lunch Service at Stratford Hall

Vanilla Cream Café operates out of a commercial kitchen located in the basement of 3000 Commercial Drive (the DP building). The kitchen is a permit facility routinely inspected by Vancouver Coastal Health. Vanilla Cream Café offers lunch for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Menu Items

Traditional lunch and snack favorites are offered daily; menus will be adjusted to add seasonally inspired local ingredients.

Typical menu items include: pastas, burgers, sandwiches, fried rice, chicken fingers, pizza, salads, cucumber rolls and soup. Our goal is to provide comfort and convenient on a daily basis. Menu items meet or exceed Ministry Guidelines. In order to round out our service, some items are contracted out to local restaurants.

Lunch Ordering is Online

In order to view a menu and order, parents register online. Instructions on how and when ordering is "open" are communicated through Stratford Hall's weekly message.

The online menu becomes available mid-to-late September with lunches beginning at the end of September or early October. All students are expected to bring packed lunches until September 22nd, sometimes later.

Preordering (usually 10 days out) is required. Online payments are encouraged and are made by credit card or via PayPal; cheques can be made payable to Vanilla Cream Café and dropped off with any of our three receptionists. Unfortunately, cash is not accepted. There are no refunds or credits for student absences or field trips, so please check your child's calendar before ordering. In the case of a student absence, that lunch is generally donated to another student who may have forgotten lunch or a hungry member of the Stratford Hall staff!

Food Allergies

This lunch program is not recommended for anyone with a severe food allergy.

Vanilla Cream Café is a nut aware and peanut aware facility. Peanuts and tree nuts are not ingredients in any Vanilla Cream menu items. While Vanilla Cream Café takes reasonable measures to be nut free, it does not claim to be a peanut free or tree nut free facility. Products with ingredient labels stating “may contain nuts or peanuts” or “manufactured in a facility that uses peanuts or nuts” are routinely used.