Portrait of Spencer Fischer

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. – District 196 Superintendent Mary M. Kreger announced the hiring of Spencer Fischer to be the new coordinator of the district’s Food and Nutrition Services Department.

Fischer comes to District 196 from Eastern Carver County Schools, where he has served as assistant director of the Nutrition Services Department since 2012 and was site manager at Chaska High School from 2008 to 2012. Prior to joining Eastern Carver County Schools, Fischer managed the Red Lobster restaurant in Bloomington from 1998 to 2008.

In his new position, Fischer will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Food and Nutrition Services Department, which employs approximately 200 people. Last year, the department served approximately 3.6 million school meals, including breakfast and lunch, at 31 school sites.

“I am passionate about preparing nutritious and great tasting food options for students, and making sure they are well fed and ready to learn,” Fischer said. “The food and nutrition services program in District 196 is nationally recognized and I want to continue that tradition of excellence.”

Fischer has a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant administration from Southwest State University and earned a graduate certificate in management of child nutrition programs from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Fischer will replace Wendy Knight, who is retiring after a 24-year career in District 196, including the last 20 years as coordinator of the Food and Nutrition Services Department.

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