Masters Gallery Foods Partners with Oostburg School District
Oostburg, Wis. – April 29, 2021 – Masters Gallery Foods has made a five-year commitment to support Oostburg School District’s ongoing capital improvements.
The donation will be used for a new student cafeteria and kitchen area which will be named the Masters Gallery Foods Cafeteria. This gift is part of an ongoing partnership between Masters Gallery Foods and the Oostburg School District which includes investments in a unique Industry 4.0 collaboration that focuses on student academic and career planning and equipping area schools with industry standard manufacturing training equipment.
“Masters Gallery Foods’ investment extends far beyond their state-of-the-art physical plant in Oostburg’s industrial park. They have quickly become a critical community partner not only through financial support of our facilities and equipment, but also through the time they give in helping us grow our understanding of competencies students need to be successful in a manufacturing setting. This helps us achieve our overall mission,” said Kevin Bruggink, Superintendent, Oostburg School District. “We are grateful for this generous gift and for Masters Gallery Foods’ ongoing support through our Industry 4.0 collaboration.”
The new Masters Gallery Foods Cafeteria will be over 4,800 square feet and feature space for expanded a la carte offerings, increased natural lighting and flexible seating options for students and adults. The new space will not only be a centerpiece for district food service but will also serve as a gathering area for special events, particularly those associated with new theater and library spaces.
“The partnership between Masters Gallery Foods and the Oostburg School District serves a critical role in preparing students for success after high school. Students considering college may overlook manufacturing as a viable career path because they don’t realize the diverse career opportunities available in manufacturing. Students who are undecided in their plans after high school graduation can start their careers at Masters earning at least $40,000 or more per year and then take advantage of tuition reimbursement through our company when they are ready to advance within,” said Jeff Gentine, President and CEO of Masters Gallery Foods.
About Masters Gallery Foods: Since its founding in 1974, Masters Gallery Foods has grown to service many of the nation’s grocery chains, wholesalers, restaurants and distributors with a full line of cheese and cheese-related products. The Company also specializes in the procurement, aging and distribution of bulk cheeses at a national level. The Masters Gallery family is 900+ employees strong and growing. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.mastersgalleryfoods.com