Kohl Wholesale

About Us 

Kohl Wholesale, previously known as N. Kohl Grocer Co., was founded in 1873 by Nikolaus Kohl. The family-owned business became one of the largest coffee roasters and wholesale grocery establishments in the Midwest. Over time the company has went through many changes to facilitate the needs of their customers. Who We are Today continues to be a strong Broadline Distributing force in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa .Kohl Wholesale is committed to fulfilling the broadline foodservice needs of customers seeking an independent, customer-driven, family-owned distributor. Our value-added services and premium events support the growth of our customers and suppliers. As your foodservice endeavor continues to grow and change, so does ours.


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K-12 Breakfast and Lunch Menu
Navigate your way through the USDA guidelines and USDA Foods. These menu-planning tools will help you build healthy menus and meet the needs of your school foodservice programs.

Check out the menu

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Food Safety Certification
The National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Food Safety Manager & Food Handler Program provide current and comprehensive educational materials. The Certification Exams are accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP) 

Click here to get your certification

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Quarterly Magazine
Kohl Wholesale’s quarterly magazine features industry articles, food trends, Kohl news, Kohl employee fun facts, seasonal recipes, and beyond. Keep current with our latest edition or download past issues for a good read.

Click here to see the latest edition
Contact Information 

Susan Kidwell

Rebecca Shinn

Su Keith
Commodities Manager