The Miniat Family of Companies

Our Companies share a rich 120-year heritage.

The Miniat Family of Companies are 5th generation, family-owned businesses specializing in creating quality, custom-developed products for national restaurant chains, foodservice, and global CPG companies.

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.

One child at a time.

Our own humble beginnings have taught us that wellbeing, health and education are building blocks to success and that’s why The Miniat Family of Companies support community programs like By The Hand that allow inner city children to lead abundant lives.

Making a splash!

Through many different fund raisers, like our “Take a Toss at the Boss” dunk tank event, The Miniat Family of Companies and our employees have raised $1.4M since 1996 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Dreams achieved.
One child at a time.

As part of our Miniat Young Chefs program, we are proud to support organizations like Big Shoulders Fund, that provide academic opportunities and support for over 21,000 inner-city youth at 82 schools.

A lasting partnership.

For over 40 years The Miniat Family of Companies have gladly supported the mission and programs of Misericordia Heart of Mercy, an organization that supports the dignity and respect of those with development disabilities.