• Dragon Dining

    Exclusively at Yokohama International School

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    OUR PASSION LIES IN

    Delivering fresh, locally sourced, and seasonal food to the YIS community.

     

    You can expect a delightful dining experience with delicious meals and warm smiles from Dragon Dining, our dedicated team at the YIS cafeteria. We take pride in catering to the diverse culinary preferences of the school with our international staff.

     

    Located on the ground floor of our new Honmoku Campus, the cafeteria greets you as soon as you enter.

     

    At Dragon Dining, we prioritize freshness, creativity, nutrition, and environmental responsibility in our approach to school food.

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    WE ARE DRAGONS

    At Dragon Dining, we are committed to being your child's dedicated school lunch provider, and we take immense pride in the meals we serve.

     

    Using only high-quality and delicious ingredients, we ensure that your child enjoys a nutritious lunchtime experience that they'll relish.

     

    Recognizing the crucial connection between nutrition and student well-being, we adhere to the guidelines set by the Children's Food Trust. Moreover, we benchmark our own quality of service against the United Kingdom's Soil Association's Food For Life Gold Program, ensuring excellence in our offerings.

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    WE UNDERSTAND

    We recognize the growing importance of personal food ethics and evolving dietary preferences, emphasizing the need for choice.

     

    At Dragon Dining, we are delighted to cater to the changing needs of the YIS community by introducing a wider range of plant-based, vegan, and vegetarian items.

  • OUR LUNCHES

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    Lunches

    Every school day, we ensure that our lunch counter provides two choices: one meat-based option and one vegetarian option. Both choices are carefully crafted to be nutritious, delicious, safe, and freshly prepared on site.

     

    We take pride in collaborating with remarkable local suppliers, while our head chef, Martin, skillfully transforms our recipes and ideas into delightful lunches.

     

    While the menus at YIS will continue to offer non-vegan options, we are committed to adapting and evolving alongside our ever-changing world and customer preferences.

     

    In addition, we offer an extensive selection of vegan and vegetarian lunch and snack items to cater to a variety of dietary needs.

     

    Whenever possible, we incorporate more beans, pulses, and seeds, reducing the reliance on meat while enhancing flavor, nutrition, and bringing smiles to our customers' faces.

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    Principles

    The emphasis is placed on consuming whole, minimally processed foods.

    The diet encourages limiting or avoiding animal products.

     

    The primary focus is on consuming plant-based foods, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, and seeds, which should comprise the majority of your diet.

    Refined foods such as added sugars, white flour, and processed oils are excluded from the diet.

     

    Special attention is given to food quality, with many proponents of the whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) diet advocating for locally sourced, organic food whenever feasible.

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    Education

    Dragon Dining has established a dedicated program aimed at educating children about the importance of healthy eating.

     

    Throughout the school year, our experienced chefs from Dragon Dining will provide hands-on and interactive nutrition lessons.

     

    We encourage students to develop a balanced and diverse diet, promoting the consumption of real foods rather than advocating for strict diets or rigid rules.

     

    The program fosters smart decision-making regarding food choices and cultivates an awareness of what constitutes a healthy versus less nutritious option.

     

    Students are taught to avoid excessive consumption of sugars, overly processed foods, and unhealthy fats.

     

    Through frequent food tastings, we expose our students to a wide range of delicious and nutritious foods, enabling them to embrace healthier options within the rich tapestry of cultures we serve.

  • Only parents of ELC students are required to order Dragon Dining lunches.

    No pre-ordering required for all other grades. Students from Kindergarten to Seniors come to the cafeteria

    during the lunch period and choose their own

  • ELC Lunch

    Dragon Dining ensures a hassle-free ordering process for parents, with lunch menus published every Friday afternoon for the following week. Ordering can be done effortlessly through a phone or PC in a matter of seconds.

     

    Parents have the flexibility to place orders either day by day or for the entire week using the user-friendly Lunchbox System. It is important to note that the deadline for both placing orders and making cancellations is 9am each day.

     

    For new ELC parents, we have prepared a video tutorial that showcases the simplicity of ordering your child's delightful school meal.

     

    Feel free to watch the video to get acquainted with the process.

  • Activating your Lunch Account

    To ensure a seamless experience, all cafeteria users are kindly requested to activate their family accounts through the Lunchbox online portal.

     

    If you have not received the welcome email from Dragon Dining or if the link has expired, please reach out to us, and we will promptly provide you with a new secure link.

     

    We have prepared a brief video demonstration below, showcasing the simplicity of the activation process. Once your account is activated, you will have access to conveniently monitor your family's spending, check balances, and place orders for ELC and Grab & Go lunches.

     

    Thank you for choosing our service, and we appreciate your cooperation.

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