Emerged from a passion, grown into a family business.

Our leitmotif is simple, we want to offer qualitative solutions to all catering professionals. And this is exactly what we believe in so strongly.

The success story of d’LIS Food SA began decades ago with the passion of brothers Bart and Jan Coninx. Being passionate entrepreneurs, they gained their first catering experiences as chefs in various restaurants and later in their own business with restaurant and catering services. With this experience they subsequently introduced the bake off story with Pastridor as a new trend.

After a successful development of Pastridor in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, they sold the trading assets to the Swedish group Lantmännen Unibake in 2006.

In the meantime, both brothers discovered something unique: the convenience of fresh frozen pasta. And their years of catering experience came in very useful. The brand name The Smiling Cook was quickly created with a simple leitmotif: offering qualitative solutions to all catering professionals. And that is precisely the beating heart of The Smiling Cook: a range of high-quality fresh frozen pasta, ready-to-eat sauces and meals, easy to prepare and tailored to every kitchen.



The passion of Jan and Bart is now continued by the 2nd generation. Due to their accumulated experience within the family business, the brothers Bob and Jan Jr. Coninx will continue to develop d’LIS Food SA and ensure that innovation remains the driving force of the company.






Our mission                

We want to support all entrepreneurs in the highly competitive catering business in their search for profit optimisation..

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With our products you can quickly create modular menu and dish variations

Our solutions are simple. After all, our wide range of high-quality and ready-to-use products, proven culinary concepts and simple working methods make it possible for every chef to offer tasty dishes to their customers in a cost-efficient way.

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