In an effort to boost sales of school lunches, Watertown’s new Director of Food Services will be introducing some new, hopefully more enticing meals for students.
Guy Koppe, the new director, told the School Committee he has already started testing new dishes.
“We have done taste testing with students where they can sample the new items and fill out surveys,” Koppe said. “They can also say what they would call it if they had a chance to name it.”
The dishes that are popular in the taste testing will slowly be introduced to the menu. Among the dishes Koppe will test are broccoli with garlic and parmesan, shepherd’s pie and lemon oregano chicken.
Fruit smoothies have been popular breakfast items at Watertown High School and Watertown Middle School, and Koppe said he wants to expand the program.
“It has been so successful we are looking at rolling out fruit smoothies at all the schools,” Koppe said.