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Zest Food Service provides a variety of dining options for DeMatha students beginning at 7 a.m. Please visit the cafeteria to see the Daily Specials. 


Registration for cafeteria on-line payment accounts will be open on Wednesday, October 21

Cafeteria On-Line Payment Instructions

DeMatha Catholic High School

September 2020

In conjunction with Zest Food Service, DeMatha offers an OPTIONAL on-line payment plan for food service that will allow you to monitor your son’s lunch time purchases, track what he has been eating for the past 30 days, make deposits directly into his meal account, and have an e-mail reminder sent to you when an account balance gets low.  

There are 3 methods of payment to make deposits for the students’ debit account,  

1) through ACH payments which will require your checking account number and routing number,

2) Major Credit Card or Debit Card, or

3) a check made payable to Zest Food Service.  With option 3, students should see the cafeteria manager who will apply the payment to their account.  Due to COVID-19 and safety regulations, there will be NO cash transactions in the cafeteria. 

All purchases must be made through the cafeteria plan, using the student ID. 

As payments are made, each student’s account will be updated so that account balance information and payments will be readily available.

Whether you participate in this plan or not, all students will still need to have some cash to purchase water and other beverages from the vending machine or bring a beverage from home.  The Zest Food Service only provides a small variety of fresh fruit juice for sale.


In order to take advantage of this convenient service, you will need to create a parent account. 

1.       Go to

2.      Click “create account” on the top menu bar.

3.      Fill in the required information on the “Parent Account Sign-Up Page.”

4.      Choose DeMatha Catholic High School from the “School District” drop-down menu.

5.      Create a User ID and Password.

6.      Click the “accept box” and then click “Sign-up.”  An email will be sent to your address that will contain a ‘verification code.”


After you receive the “verification code” you may begin to add the name of your son/sons. To do this, you will need to:

1. Go to and login using your previously created user ID and password.

2. Enter the “verification code” to verify your account and email address.

3. Begin adding your son’s (sons’) information according to the guidelines provided. You will need each of your son’s student ID numbers.  The student ID number can be found on the back of the card and is a 5 digit number beginning with 02.  To open an account only use 4 digits.  You do NOT need to enter the zero to open the account. This card should be kept secure in your son’s possession at all times.

4. After the names of your son or sons are added, you will be able to view the lunch account activity and make payments to the student lunch account.

5. If you have 2 or more sons assigned to your account, you may make a payment to each account and only be charged for one transaction.  For example:  3 students, $10 payment to each student and the total charge will be $32.00—only a $2 transaction fee for that one transaction.

6. Please note that a parent account can be linked to many children, but a student can only be linked to one parent.


If you choose to take advantage of this type of food service which was suggested by the DeMatha Parent Organization (DPO), it is recommended that you make deposits into your son’s or sons’ accounts on a weekly, monthly or annual basis.  

You are free to choose the amount of each deposit for the same $2 transaction fee.  

Any money that is not spent by the end of the school year will be available the following school year. If a student leaves DeMatha during the school year and there is a balance, refunds are not available.


Neither DeMatha nor Zest Food Service is responsible for any lost card or bar code numbers.   If a number is stolen, DeMatha will implement the normal procedures to see if they can locate the stolen bar codes, but assumes no responsibility of the money misused on the card. If a student is found to be guilty of stealing the bar code, he will be subject to the normal procedures for dishonesty as found in the current edition of the DeMatha Student Handbook.

Any questions concerning cafeteria food service, account balances, refunds or student data should be directed to Gregg Repole of Zest Food Service.   He can be reached at  240-393-0159 or

 Any questions regarding creating an account or the functionality of the website, please reference the following link:  

DeMatha is happy to work with the Zest Food Service in providing this optional service.