The Miniat family values

The Miniat Family of Companies share a rich 100-year heritage.

Over a century ago a Lithuanian immigrant named Michael Miniat began peddling meat in the former stockyards of Chicago. From these humble beginnings, we have maintained a steadfast focus on delivering premier, customer-exclusive products to some of the most respected companies in the world.

Ed Miniat LLC

Ed Miniat LLC

Ed Miniat uses our sous vide cook system to create culinary-quality, value-added beef, pork, and poultry for national restaurant chains and globally-recognized food brands.

South Chicago Packing LLC

South Chicago Packing LLC

South Chicago Packing develops the best animal and animal/vegetable blends of oils and fats for national restaurant chains and bakeries. We also produce wax replacement products for use in non-food applications.

Driven To Serve

We’re driven to serve our:

Family Founders

We’re driven to serve our family founders by:

  • Honoring their commitment to honest business
  • Recognizing our success stems from the success of our customer
  • Providing opportunities for our employees to grow and learn
  • Keeping a steady regard for human values


We’re driven to serve our customers by:

  • Listening to their unique needs
  • Exploring solutions
  • Formulating successful products
  • Building lasting partnerships


We’re driven to serve our employees with opportunities to:

  • Strive to become their best
  • Continually learn and acquire new skills
  • Provide for their families
  • Share in the profits of our collective success


We’re driven to serve our communities by:

  • Providing economic growth and jobs
  • Beautifying our neighborhoods by maintaining and improving our properties
  • Supporting local programs that enhance the education and wellbeing of children
  • Funding programs that promote awareness and respect for those with special needs

Commitment to Community

Miniat has a long history of generosity — stemming from both the Miniat family and the employees who make up Miniat Holdings LLC.

For nearly 50 years we’ve partnered with several non-profit organizations which promote the health and well-being of children, the underserved, and those with special needs.

We strive to make our communities a great place to work and live by keeping our properties well-maintained and building lasting partnerships with our local government.