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.
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!Nominate an FSO of the Month