Foodservice Operation of the Month

Get to know Director of Food Services Judi Reynolds

See what's in store for Reynolds' team at Fallbrook Union High School District.
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Photo courtesy of Fallbrook Union High School District

Here's what the future holds for Reynolds’ team at Fallbrook Union High School District, which was named FSD’s April Foodservice Operation of the Month.

Q: What are your goals for the coming year? 

We still don’t have kids back on campus—it’s completely virtual—so our No. 1 goal is to get them back and safely. While we have a few ideas, when I think about it, it all really comes down to the fact that I want to get our kids back so we can take care of them. A school without students is just sad.

Q: What makes your operation excel?

I can answer that one in two words: our team. Full stop. We are very creative; we don’t let ourselves get in a rut and we try really hard to look at things from the perspective of our families. If we do what works for them, they will come. 

Q: What has the pandemic taught you?

That we have the absolute best district, full of people who believe in and support each other. And that we can change on a dime and be successful. I am so fortunate because our team—well, they all like each other, and that’s just not always the case. That is a big part of the difference. It makes all the challenges less challenging. 

Judi Reynolds headshot
Judi Reynolds

Q: Which lessons or operational changes do you plan to continue even after the crisis?

I want to keep the sense of wonder the kids and their families are getting from trying new items we’ve been serving. … How can I continue to give them kumquats? Maybe it’s one little taste, but I want to keep that sampling piece going for the kids. A sense of wonder is important. And it’s just fun!

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