A great meal and a friendly smile from Dragon Dining await you in the YIS cafeteria. Located on the ground floor of the Inge Building next to the herb garden and playground, we offer a fresh, creative, nutritious and environmentally responsible approach to meal service for the school community. Understanding the important link between well nourished and high achieving students, we follow the nutritional guidelines of the Children’s Food Trust and relish the opportunity to create beautifully natural food from scratch every day.
Dragon Dining meals are prepared daily on site with menus featuring dishes from around the world. We are proud to offer a range of options, including vegetarian choices, and menus are posted a few weeks in advance. Focusing on fresh, regionally sourced ingredients – including vegetables and herbs grown on campus in collaboration with students – we make the vast majority of dishes on site and do not use ready-made ingredients that are high in preservatives and must be transported long distances.
We look forward to seeing you soon and wish you a healthy and happy school year.
JP Turner and the Dragon Dining staff
Lunch sets are nutritionally balanced and right-sized for children from all sections of the school. Prices are ¥450 for ELC lunch sets, ¥600 for elementary, and ¥750 for middle school, high school and adult lunch sets. Second helpings of main dishes are free and the set lunch also includes a full open salad bar. A la carte items are also available for purchase.
We use a cashless service to take payments for meal service. Once you’ve set up a Dragon Dining account, your child need only key in their ID number to make a purchase. The system makes payments as easy as possible, allowing parents to view, pay and top up directly online. Account top-ups may also be made by cash using the kiosk in the cafeteria. You can also set a daily spend limit on your child’s account as well as notify us about allergy restrictions and other important dietary information, which will be uploaded to our checkout service.
The cafeteria is open before school for breakfast, and serves healthy snacks at morning and afternoon recess. Lunch is divided into four sittings so students are given enough space and time to enjoy their tasty meal. Students may purchase lunch from Dragon Dining or bring their own lunch if they wish. If bringing food to school, please adhere to the school’s Peanut-safe Policy, as we do at Dragon Dining. In addition to full cafeteria service for students and staff, we offer fresh foods and take-out meals to the YIS community.