La Cocinera is a well-regarded brand in Spain, with a 50 year heritage, and clear market leadership in frozen ready meals. A wide range of products are sold under the La Cocinera brand including cannelloni, croquettes, chicken nuggets, vegetable soups and ready to eat tuna and vegetable pots.
Findus Group acquired the frozen ready meal business based at the Valladolid factory and La Cocinera brand in Spain in April 2015
La Cocinera was created as a family company, initially manufacturing pastry doughs.
The company began to produce and sell different types of frozen products such as croquettes.
The factory was transferred to Torrejon, near Madrid.
1980 - 1985
General Mills progressively acquired the La Cocinera business.
BSN-Danone Group acquires La Cocinera from General Mills.
The La Cocinera brand is purchased by Nestlé.
The manufacturing of all La Cocinera products is transferred to the Nestlé ready meals factory in Valladolid.
Findus Group acquires the La Cocinera brand and takes over responsibility for the Valladolid factory.