Hot Lunch Program

Hope Lutheran School is pleased to offer a hot lunch program, NEST Hot Lunch by Café Stellina Catering. Lunches will be provided Monday – Thursday, beginning Thursday, September 1, 2022! Hot lunch is available to all our K-8 students as well as our full day preschool students, at a cost of around $6 per day.

You must sign up for the whole month. Register online with Cafe Stellina through the NEST School Lunch Program at Contact them at with any questions. The school office DOES NOT TAKE LUNCH ORDERS. All orders must go through Cafe Stellina directly.

Pricing Sheet

September Menu

A Message from Café Stellina

Thank you for your interest in the NEST Hot Lunch Program. Lunchtime will never be the same again! Our staff brings the meal, sets up, serves and cleans. We contract directly with the parents and take care of both payment and registration.

Parents will benefit by saving both time and resources by not having to shop for or pack an exciting, child friendly lunch. You can be assured that the children are provided with and exposed to healthy food options that change daily. You may be surprised by some of the food that “picky” home eaters are willing to try at school! We know that children will develop a natural preference for foods they eat most often and enjoy. Our challenge is to make healthy choices appealing and exciting. It takes an average of 8-10 presentations of a new food before most children display a willing acceptance.

We cook from scratch every day. Our tomato based soups and sauces all contain ground organic carrot, onion, celery and spinach. Our cheese or white soup/sauce base contains ground organic celery, onion and zucchini. Our poultry products are hormone free. We offer a grain, protein, vegetable, fruit and dairy every lunch. We do not fry food and keep processed foods to a bare minimum. On days that involve meat, we offer a separate vegetarian option and we can accommodate both gluten and dairy free diets. The lunches are served up on old-school divided lunch trays or divided compostable plates. Seconds are always available for fruit, vegetable and usually the entrée.

NEST operates at Giddens School, Hamlin Robinson School, Lake Washington Girls Middle School, Seattle Girls School, Hutch School, The French American School of the Puget Sound, and Hope Lutheran School. We look forward to a great year of hot lunches. Menus and registration forms are posted at schools and on the NEST website at

Thank you, Teri Esensten, NEST Chef/Owner