The Miniat Legacy

Miniat has a rich heritage that began in the Chicago Stockyards over 120 years ago. We respect the spirit of entrepreneurialism that drove early generations of the family and continue to uphold the values that have allowed recent generations of the Miniat family to add innovative processes and capabilities to support our customer’s evolving needs.

With a legacy that stretches back over a century, Miniat has changed in many ways since the earliest days in the Chicago Stockyards.

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With a legacy that stretches back over a century, Miniat has changed in many ways since the earliest days in the Chicago Stockyards.

Each generation has adapted the business to respond
to changes in industry dynamics.

1896 to 1940’s

We evolved from our founder, Michael Miniat’s first horse-drawn meat peddling cart to running multiple sales routes in refrigerated trucks.

1950’s – 1960’s

As the meat business changed in the 1950s and 1960s we adapted with it, to provide expert butchery and meatpacking services.

1980’s

In the early 1980’s we made a critical shift in our business that is still reflected in our model today, by pioneering the cutting edge sous-vide cooking method.

TODAY

Miniat develops and manufactures diverse custom-crafted protein solutions that extend beyond our legacy in meat.

Embracing Our Founders’ Ideals

During the early years, our founders’ business model was simple: offer quality products and back them up with unparalleled service. Now, more than a century later, our team of culinary experts, food scientists, food safety, operations, supply chain, administration, sales, and customer service professionals embrace our founders’ ideals of Driven to Serve™ as the very core of who we are today.

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  • At Miniat, we are always looking for new and better opportunities to serve all our stakeholders.
  • We do this through listening, exploring, and formulating solutions together.
  • We are driven to support our employees, make our customers more successful, and our communities stronger.
  • We are committed to working together in service to each other.

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