Cristina Quackenbush

Cristina was born in the Philippines and raised on a farm in southern Indiana where her love of cooking developed. She headed to the South to expand her culinary skills and after over 25 years of learning the industry, she has held every position in a restaurant. She opened the first Filipino restaurant in New Orleans and won Southeast Asian Restaurant of the Year in 2014. She is well-known for her pop-ups and Kamayan dinners, and her recipes have appeared in books and on television shows. Cristina is the mother of five and grandmother of six and her family inspires her in all she does. She’s happiest when she gets to show love with her food.
Lechon Po’ Boy
The classic Cajun sandwich gets some Filipino flair when it's loaded up with delicious, fork-tender lechon pork.
Mar 1, 2022