Ruiz Foods is a family-owned company and is home to both the El Monterey frozen Mexican food brand and Tornados frozen snack brand. Now in the third generation of leadership, Bryce Ruiz is president and CEO, and Kim Ruiz Beck is chairman. Their father, Fred Ruiz, co-founded the company and now serves as Chairman Emeritus. The El Monterey brand is the No. 1 frozen Mexican brand in the United States. It specializes in easy, deliciously-authentic, frozen Mexican snacks and entrees. The Tornados snack brand, introduced just five years ago, is a very popular hot-to-go snack in convenience stores across the country. It can also be found in retail grocery stores nationwide in the frozen food aisle. Ruiz Foods employs over 2,500 Team Members in three facilities located in the U.S.