Education & CampsFoodbuy helps you ensure you have the supplies and service you need to run your operation smoothly while staying within budget.
Partner with us to turn your purchases into profit
Who We Serve
Private Schools (K-12)
Programs We OfferContracted Categories
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Poultry, Pork, Beef, Eggs, Packaged & Dispensed Drinks, Pantry Items and more
Supplies, Equipment & Services (SES)
Office Supplies, Uniforms, Shipping Services, Rental Cars, Signage and more
Food Service and Office Equipment
Food Service & Office Equipment
Pots & Pans, Kitchen Appliances, Serveware, Printers and more
Gloves, Disinfectants, Uniforms, Mops, Disposables and more
Education & Camps FAQs
- What can I expect as a member of Foodbuy?
When you partner with Foodbuy, you can expect to get what you need for your business in the forms of customization, flexibility and savings. We connect our customers with the right suppliers for their business and put together winning strategies for each Member to maximize value and reduce cost whenever possible. We empower you to make the right supply chain choices for your business and offer you pure transparency along the way.
- What types of products can Foodbuy offer my business?
Backed by the purchasing power of Compass Group, the largest food service management company in North America, Foodbuy has products and services to cover the needs of all types of facilities—from large, national University systems to smaller, local schools.
Whether you are looking for healthy snacks and meal options for your cafeterias or janitorial services and supplies to keep your operation clean, Foodbuy has a broad portfolio that will make your operation successful and ensure you have access to the products you need. We have over 600 manufacturer contracts with over 40,000 different SKUs.
- Can Foodbuy provide the detailed nutritional information that I need to best serve my customers?
Yes. Foodbuy is able to offer our Members access to Webtrition – our web-based, proprietary ingredient, recipe and menu management solution. Webtrition has numerous capabilities that allow our customers to manage ingredients, define recipes, organize menus around food costs and more.
It also provides comprehensive reporting so customers know exactly what comprises each specific meal they serve. This reporting alone has made Webitrition one of Foodbuy’s most popular services with our Education customers.
- How do I go about ordering the products and services I need?
Foodbuy offers our Members access to Managed Order Guides (MOGs) to streamline the majority of their purchases from broadliners. Best practices in order guides managed by Foodbuy has resulted in improved compliance and reduced food cost. Additional benefits can include: a standardized ordering process; aggregation of products for stocking services with all Foodbuy customers using the same distributor; assurance distributors are providing the correct items; and product flagging which points users to products that provide the best net costs available.
- Can I choose my own distributor?
Yes. Foodbuy is proud to be a distributor neutral procurement organization. We allow you to select and benefit from the distribution partner that best meets your business needs. Under the Foodbuy program, customers can choose to purchase from any of the major broadliners as well as local and regional distributors that provide produce and specialty meat and seafood offerings.
- How can I be sure I am saving money and adding value to my organization?
Focused solely on procurement, our team brings a unique blend of purchasing savvy, product expertise, and proven strategic processes in functional areas such sourcing, category development and distribution.
The core of food cost control begins with our purchasing strategy. Each Member has a focused account management team that will ensure your specific purchasing contract reflects the best unit pricing. Foodbuy delivers cost control measures though two main channels a Cost Modeling Methodology (from raw material to freight) and a Supply Chain Methodology (from consumer to raw material).
- Does Foodbuy have a sustainability platform?
As the largest foodservice procurement organization in North America, Foodbuy embraces both the challenges and opportunities of sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives in the foodservice supply chain.
Foodbuy and Compass Group have strived to make positive change within the realm of sustainability by supporting local economies, sourcing sustainable seafood, implementing measures to address climate change issues and much more. Find more detail about our sustainability platform here.
- How do I find out more about becoming a Member at Foodbuy?
For more information about becoming a Member, click here and a Foodbuy representative will be in touch: Become a Customer
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How We Partner For Success
I have been a member of the association program with Foodbuy for a few years now and highly recommend the program. We saw significant savings in our first 6 months, the program is really a no-brainer. No work, no fuss.”
Foodbuy has provided our camp with a tremendous annual financial benefit. We were also surprised and impressed by the number of times we took advantage of their advice and willingness to advocate on our behalf.”
I have worked with Foodbuy with several organizations and believe that being part of the Foodbuy program is the best decision companies can make to reduce their costs.”
I would recommend the Foodbuy program to any camp large or small. The process to join the Foodbuy program is simple, flawless and pain free. We have been on the program for two months and have realized several thousands of dollars in savings on purchases plus we have received rebate cheques from national brands.”
The Culinary Solutions Team at Foodbuy is a win-win for everyone involved and we look forward to expanding the program for years to come. ”
The Culinary Solutions Team at Foodbuy worked with us to establish targets and goals to drive commitment and compliance with our committed members. This yielded significant savings for our members while simultaneously driving value to the supplier community.”
When we joined the Foodbuy program, it didn’t cost us a thing. The Foodbuy folks navigated us through the process, connecting the program to our food supplier. In total, for all of our properties, we have received in excess of $30,000.”
For many years, we had been negotiating direct and integrated relationships with many vendors and distributors as an internal function of the business. When Foodbuy approached us as a procurement partner we had our doubts that they could provide much more value than what we were achieving on our own. Since collaborating and partnering with Foodbuy, we’ve seen dramatic improvement to our food cost by rationalizing SKUs, building compliancy and growing our annual rebate revenue year over year.”