Nutrition services

Watertown School District Hires New Director of Nutrition Services


Caitlin Bach has been hired as the new Director of Nutrition Services for the Watertown School District.

Bach has been the full-service general manager of Prairie Lakes Healthcare System / Sodexo for two years, according to a press release. Previously, she served as Director of Food Services and held numerous other kitchen roles for Prairie Lakes for 13 years.

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Bach is a graduate of Watertown High School and Lake Area Technical College. She has certifications as a Dietary Manager and Food Protection Professional from the University of North Dakota.

The Watertown school board is expected to approve his hiring at the January 10 board meeting. It will start on January 17th.

His hiring comes after Lakeya Maddox resigned as director of nutrition services for the school district earlier this month.

During the school year, the district dealt with a series of complaints from students, teachers and parents unhappy with the food program. The biggest concerns were the lack of communication and consistency with the lunch menu and the lack of quality meals.