Your Savory Specialist

Build customer loyalty and elevate your brand when you create signature items based on our broad line of top-quality savory products. From shelf-stable bases, gravies and sauces to bold seasonings and custom blends, we have the savory expertise to help you save time, reduce labor and offer rich, satisfying foundational flavors to your guests.

History & Heritage

Becoming a leading provider of the finest savory bases available didn’t happen overnight. We’ve been crafting our recipe for success since Karlsburger Foods, Inc., was founded by the Cserpes family in 1956.

After immigrating to the United States from Hungary, Frank Cserpes Sr. started his own sausage business in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1927. He faced several challenges while navigating the ups and downs of the great depression and World War II, before he and Frank Jr. registered the name and logo, and became incorporated in 1956.

Their focus shifted to soup bases and they began with three choices: chicken, beef and ham. Over the next several years they worked on reformulating their offerings to improve quality and flavor while also growing the product line. Today, Karlsburger offers more than 250 high-quality items and provides industry-leading service to an array of foodservice operators and food manufacturers.

Eventually the original Minneapolis building was sold, and in 2007 the Monticello factory was built where Karlsburger headquarters is today.