Our Family

It all started with a dream and desire to make something better for his family and legacy. Our founder Martin Prieto grew up in the hospitality industry, working his way through many positions and always learning along the way. Martin knew that there was a better way to ensure quality products to restaurants. In 2006 he began packing spices in his garage alongside his family, selling door-to-door, and distributing from his personal truck. He grew from one customer to supplying hundreds of products to over 300 restaurants in the greater Charlotte area. Martin’s Distribution was built on relationships and excellent customer service. Our reliability and consistency of quality products have made Martin's Distribution one of the largest and most reliable distribution companies in the Carolinas.

At Martin’s Distribution, we work as a family - a much larger one now - and we like to treat our customers the same way. We come to work every day and enjoy what we do and who we get to do it with. But we especially love who we get to do it for. We know that when we do our job right, our clients will benefit from the best ingredients for the highest quality in their dishes.

Join our family for the freshness you demand and the service you deserve.

Martin’s Team

Meet the team!

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Martin Prieto

Owner & Founder
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Shoraya Prieto

Vice President
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Giovanna Prieto

Vice President of Operations
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Frank Vizcaino

Director of Operations
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Clara Orozco

Senior Office Manager
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Victor Jimenez

Warehouse Supervisor
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Eloy Juarez

Shipping Manager
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Marco Gomez

Assistant Shipping Manager

See what our partners say about us

Review Review

Drew Ward

Corporate Executive Chef
Artisanal Brewing Ventures
Charlotte, NC

“I have been a customer of Martin’s Distribution since 2011. Actually, I should say I have been a partner with Martin. He and his staff will work with you to help with whatever you need. From sourcing new items to informing you of market challenges, and even help out when you forget to place that last minute order. From quality produce to excellent service, Martin’s Distribution is top-notch.”

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Tom Dyrness

Corporate Executive Chef
FS Food Group
Charlotte, NC

"Martin’s Distribution has been a great partner for over 15 years. Customer service is top-notch. Martin and his team are the leading edge of customer service. There is never an issue to which Martin and his team cannot find a solution. Great pricing and great product. Friendliest drivers in the business. Thanks, Martin for making this part of my job easy.”

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Bruno Macchiavello

Founder & Owner of Viva Chicken
Charlotte, NC


“We have been working with Martin's since 2013. They provide us with the freshest produce for nine local restaurants. Martin's delivers fresh product on time. If there are ever any discrepancies, they are quick to resolve them. We appreciate their customer service and our guests love the fresh produce that they provide.”

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