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SINCE 1979

Surlean Foods is a custom manufacturer of both raw proteins and cooked kettle items. We regularly produce ground and shredded proteins, soups, sauces, and side dishes.

We are proud of the over 300+ dedicated team members who make Surlean Foods a leading custom food manufacturer. Over the last 40 years our team members are the force behind our success.


  • Integrity
  • Family
  • God-honoring
  • Passion for Service
  • Courage


Be the preferred, customized food manufacturer passionately serving the foodservice industry.

Ensuring safety and success for our team members, customers & community.

Forming enduring relationships by serving God, our family of team members, customers, & community.


Surlean Foods is a proud community partner and gives back through a foundation created by our founder A.E. Leonard. The A.E. Leonard Family Giving Council was created to give back to our community and our team members. The Family Giving Council has two primary charitable programs, the Charitable Giving program and the Scholarship Giving program. Over 2.5 million dollars has been donated to local charities since 2008. Nearly 1 million dollars have been given towards higher education for our team members and their families through the Scholarship Giving program, since 2008.

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