Silver Plate Winners 2013: Julia Bauscher, Jefferson County Public Schools

A central kitchen, reducing sodium and increasing fresh produce highlight this director's 19-year tenure.

Janey Thornton, deputy under secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services for the USD (top right), has known Bauscher since her days as a child nutrition director in Kentucky. Thornton has this to say about Bauscher: “She was very instrumental in initializing the central production kitchen. As a leader, she took that from an idea to a very successful opening. I believe it was the only central kitchen in Kentucky at the time.”

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