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K-12 Schools

Foodservice with a Difference!

Martin Bros. is committed to a partnership focused on your success. This is why we have the right tools and solutions to take you above and beyond in school foodservice.

We help provide you solutions such as food shows and presentations, online resources, continuing education, wellness products and industry Information, a culinary team and more. We can help you create a successful difference that will put your program at the top of the class.

Culinary Team

Culinary Team

We know that offering you a variety of great-tasting, healthy products is one key to a successful school foodservice program. Another key is Martin Bros. Corporate Chef, Chef Steve Tiezzi. Chef Steve is here to offer you innovative ideas for serving up "cool" meals and snacks for your students. His seminar presentations at food shows and other special events will help your program earn an A+ with the students you serve.

Martin Bros. knows that having an efficient kitchen is the key to success. Our Operations Consultant, Scott Fadden, can help you with food costs and portions, effective kitchen layouts, menu/recipe development and financial analysis. Scott offers insights that will earn you passing marks.

Learn more about the Martin Bros. Culinary Team.

Wellness Workshop

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Wellness Workshop

The government requires that all schools have a wellness policy that includes plans for their foodservice offerings. Wellness Workshop can be accessed through the Martin Bros. website and provides information to assist with this policy and with making wellness an important part of your foodservice program.

  • Product Database – Search within a database of items that are most likely to meet nutrition guidelines for school wellness programs
  • Sample Wellness Policies – View examples of existing wellness policies
  • Manufacturer Programs – Links to manufacturers’ wellness resources
  • Resources – Links to additional information, such as USDA guidelines
  • Product Nutrition Guide – Download a booklet with detailed nutrition information for many of Martin Bros.’ most popular school items
  • Smart Solutions – Download this showcase of products for your students, which is full of ideas for enhancing your wellness program

Resources

Child nutrition and food safety is a top priority in our schools today. Martin Bros. is here to make sure your school foodservice program is a healthy choice that entices students to stay in school for delicious meals and snacks.

Dish! Magazine

Dish! Magazine

Dish! is a magazine where all of our customers can find trends, tips, products, ideas, savings, tools and much more. Look for both general foodservice topics and content specific to your segment. For schools, we've got information on the latest student dining trends, nutrition news and much more.

Dish! includes:

  • Child nutrition and food safety updates
  • Listings of monthly events and celebrations
  • Menu suggestions for various monthly themes
  • New items at Martin Bros.
  • Special rebate information
  • Details on upcoming Martin Bros. events
  • Management and staff training tips
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Continuing Education

Martin Bros. organizes convenient opportunities for educational school foodservice seminars, which keep your staff members informed about industry standards, legislative mandates, new products and serving ideas, and ways to remain a positive influence in students’ lives. Programs are held in various geographical locations for your convenience, including, webinars, Martin Bros. August Back-To-School events and the annual Martin Bros. Food Show.

More details are available on our Continuing Education page.

School Nutrition Guide

School Nutrition Guide

As the school year approaches, Martin Bros. compiles a yearly School Nutrition Guide that is available online or from your sales representative. This guide includes every school foodservice product that we stock, including new items, along with nutrition facts for each product. These guides allow you to plan out your yearly school menus based on a healthy diet pattern.

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Schools and Marketing Dietitian

Renee Greiner

Martin Bros. has eight registered dietitians on staff, of those eight one is dedicated to our school customers. Renee Greiner, RD, LD, is a graduate of Iowa State University with a BS in Food and Nutrition/Dietetics. She is a registered dietitian with Martin Bros. as a Schools and Marketing Dietitian. At Martin Bros, Renee markets and develops customer relationships, plans educational events, and resources for schools and healthcare. Renee's previous work experiences include a food and nutrition supervisor and clinical dietitian at a local hospital. There she developed the patient and family room service, cafeteria and catering food services. She is a current member of the Academy on Nutrition and Dietetics, the School Nutrition practice group, and Iowa Consulting Dietitians. She serves as the Industry Rep for the School Nutrition Association of Iowa's Board of Directors.


HACCP Program

Martin Bros. is a fully compliant HACCP facility, and our HACCP program is one of the most successful in the country. Our last annual HACCP and sanitation audits were on August 2, 2013, and we were awarded an “Excellent” rating.

Martin Bros. fill rate for our school customers is 99.4% before substitutions.

For more details on our HACCP program, please visit our Food Safety page.


School Affiliations

Martin Bros. is honored to be the approved supplier of branded high-quality food and janitorial products at a great price to over 350 schools in a number of regional K-12 purchasing cooperatives. We are the approved food, equipment small wares, janitorial/sanitation and ware washing distributor of the Iowa Association for Educational Purchasing (IAEP). In addition, we are an approved distributor to the Minnesota School Food Buying Group (MSFBG) and the Missouri School Boards Association (MSBA). All of these organizations allow schools to take advantage of aggressive pricing based on the purchasing volume of many schools.

Martin Bros. is also a member of the School Nutrition Association, the School Nutrition Association of Iowa, the Minnesota School Nutrition Association and the Illinois School Nutrition Association, working to lead school foodservice programs into a successful future.

Martin Bros. serves K-12 school districts of all sizes in five states.


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Non-Food Solutions

Martin Bros. also offers back-of-the-house and front-of-the house product and equipment solutions. From utensils to disposables to janitorial supplies and more, we have everything you need for your foodservice operation.

To see all of our non-food offerings, please visit our Solutions page.