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As a Broadline Foodservice Distributor, Kohl carries a full line of products in the following categories:

Fresh & Frozen Beef, Pork, Veal & Lamb
Fresh & Frozen Poultry

Frozen Entrees
Frozen Soups

Full Line of Specialty Cheeses Available

Fresh and Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

Dry Groceries
Kitchen Ware
Table Top

We also provide special order services with delivery often times available the next day



kohlkids healthkare

Click here for the school menu: recipes, menu templates and nutrient analysis



Rebecca StumpRebecca Shinn, RD, LDN

Contact Rebecca StumpExt: 2642


Rebecca received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Northern Illinois University, completed her dietitian internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and a hospitality internship at Walt Disney World Resort. Rebecca has past experience in retail food management, the natural and organic market, foodservice catering, and community wellness.“At Kohl Wholesale, our customers and team provide opportunities to make a difference every day. I am always learning new and creative strategies to meet nutrition standards from the unique people and environments within foodservice operations and distribution. My passion is advocating for organizations and individuals, the value of nutrition for their business and overall personal wellness.”

  • Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Active member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
  • School Nutrition Association Certified Trainer
  • Certified ServSafe Instructor & Registered Examination Proctor

susanSusan Kidwell, RD, LD,SNS

Contact Susan Kidwell Ext: 2717


Susan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Systems Management from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has past experience in foodservice catering management, and served as a School Food Service Director in the St. Louis area. “At Kohl Wholesale, I strive to stay informed of the latest changes in Nutrition Standards for the National School Lunch & Breakfast Program, as well as manufacturer product innovations, in order to educate both our school customers and sales staff on which products will be the best fit for their unique situations. I enjoy working with all of our school foodservice professionals:  helping them implement new recipes and products that their customers will love. It’s all about our kids!”

  • Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Active member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Certified School Nutrition Association - School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) & Certified Trainer
  • Certified ServSafe Instructor & Registered Examination Proctor


Brad DarnellBrad Darnell, Corporate ChefContact Brad Darnell

Ext: 2650

Brad started at Kohl Wholesale in October 2012. He formerly served in the military for 13 years, the Marine Corps for 10 years, and the Army as a Food Service Specialist for 3 years. He holds a degree in Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management from Texas A & M University, and later served the program as a Culinary Arts Instructor. Locally, after moving back to Illinois, Brad managed the Food Service Department as the Executive Chef at the Salvation Army Kroc Community Center, where he lead culinary competitions, menu development, maintained a daily café, and organized special catering events. Brad is currently working toward his American Culinary Federations Certificate (ACF). He has enjoyed broadening his experience working with the Kohl sales team, dietitians, and customers, including healthcare, schools, and restaurants.

“ I love to learn from individuals that have been in the food industry for a long time, and implement those experience into recipes I might be able to use in the future..always looking for new ways to prepare a dish, especially unique desserts!”.

As a member of UniPro Foodservice, Inc., the nation's largest purchasing, marketing, and operating services organization for independent foodservice distributors, Kohl Wholesale can offer our customers the benefit of local, responsive service while providing access to thousands of products manufactured exclusively for foodservice operations. UniPro Pie Chart

UniPro's member owners comprise a group of 297 independent foodservice distributors, with more than 550 locations, who now represent the largest distribution network that offers cost-competitive alternatives and greater flexibility than our corporate distributor counterparts. UniPro members recognize that in a competitive environment, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This solidarity enables us to leverage impressive purchasing volume in excess of $31 billion in collective sales resulting in competitive pricing for you.

Through UniPro, we can provide local market sensitivity with national clout; purchasing power, global sourcing, and an array of programs and services designed to enhance your bottom line.

Membership in the UniPro cooperative provides Kohl Wholesale with access to programs and services unmatched in the industry. From technology assistance, to freight logistics, to internal sales and customer training, these programs and services provide UniPro members with the tools to maintain a competitive market position, assisting you in meeting your growth and profit aspirations.

Success in today's competitive business environment depends on quick response, business-building programs, and a competitive market position. We are committed to providing you the tools for success. Call us today!

Market Reports (Updated 12/20/2011) - click on a box below to view market information for a segment

Beef Veal Lamb Dairy Grains and Oil
Produce Poultry

Highlights of market updates taken from the Produce News of 1/2/12:

Beef, Veal & Lamb- The Dec 1st US cattle on feed inventory was 4% bigger than last year.  Placements into feedlots during Nov were 4.1% more than '10.  The Jan 1st near slaughter ready cattle inventory is estimated to be up 8.4% versus the 3 year average.  This suggests cattle supplies should be historically adequate this winter although beef output will be tempered by  lighter cattle weights.  Ribeye and tenderloin prices are weakening due to easing holiday demand.  Buyers will now turn their attention to the end cut markets.  Nov retail beef prices were 9.8% higher than last year and a record. 

Poultry- Spot chicken producer profitability last week improved to its best level since Nov '10 due to a modest decrease in feed costs and a rise in most chicken markets.  That being said, last week was still the 2nd worst producer profitability for that week in 7 years.  Chicken producers may continue to reduce future chicken output as a result.  The ARA chicken wing  index has risen 84% since April and history suggests further price appreciation is still likely to occur through Jan.  However,  chicken wing prices tend to fade in late winter.  Last year, the chicken wing market fell 7% in the month of Feb.  Any chicken wing depreciation this coming winter could be limited.  Chicken retail prices in Nov were the 2nd highest on record. 

Dairy- Nov US milk output was 1.8% more than last year due to a 1% larger milk cow herd and a .8% increase in the milk per cow yield versus '10.  Milk farmers decreased the herd in Nov by a net 1,000 head versus Oct marking the first monthly decline since Sept '10.  Next year's dairy cow herd is anticipated to decline leading to only modest milk output growth. The CME cheese block and barrel markets have declined in recent weeks.  However, history suggests that the US cheese markets could bottom soon.  The CME butter market is likely to find support as well. 

Oil & Grains- US corn and soybean supplies are historically tight.  The grain markets may be near a bottom but adverse economic conditions and the US dollar may dictate pending grain prices. 

Pork- Pork output last week rose .5%  and was .2% larger than '10.  Pork production usually declines in late Dec due to the holidays.  The USDA pork cutout tends to move lower this time of year.  Still, expect the USDA pork cutout to begin to track upward in late Jan into next summer following a seasonal trend.  Nov retail pork prices were up 7% versus '10 and were the 3rd highest on record.  Elevated retail prices could slow domestic pork demand growth in '12. 

 Produce- The 2011 fall US potato harvest was 6% bigger than last year.   US potato inventories as of Dec 1st were up 4% versus a year ago and the 2nd highest since '07.  Idaho russet potato stocks on Dec 1 were 6.4% greater than the previous year.  Better US potato supplies in '12 should keep potato prices lower versus '11.  The Florida tomato harvest area is the primary supply source for the US tomato consumer right now.  Barring any major weather event tomato supplies are anticipated to be adequate this winter.  The downside risk for the lettuce market may be nominal from here.

eafood- US Nov retail fresh fish and seafood prices were up 5.1% compared to a year ago but were the lowest since April.   Historically high retail prices in Nov most likely dampened seafood demand in the US.  Some seafood wholesale markets such as crab legs (9%) and shrimp (2%) have weakened over the last 4 weeks.  If the US dollar appreciates next year as expected the seafood markets could average below 2011 levels. 

Beverage & Coffee Program

Kohl offers a complete line of juice, coffee & tea dispensing equipment to meet your beverage needs. We provide equipment at no charge to the customer when they set up a purchase program for our products. We set up and maintain this equipment.

Chemical Program

Kohl is dedicated in helping our customers keep the cost of maintaining their cleaning equipment to a minimum and giving our customers information that helps them keep up with food safety laws. We carry a full line of chemical products for your laundry, warewash and housekeeping needs.

Our service provides

  • Dispensing equipment for laundry, warewash and housekeeping applications
  • Regular preventative maintenance calls
  • Material Safety Data Sheets packed in all cases
  • Continuing education for you and your staff
  • Wall charts and procedure charts
  • On staff specialist

  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • China
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Booths
For the "back of the house" we carry:
  • Pots & Pans
  • Cooking & Frying Utensils
  • Fryers
  • Ovens
  • Refrigerators

We carry equipment from the industries' leading manufacturers.

For our complete E&S catalog, please contact your sales representative.