Lia’s Lumpia makes it to Food Network’s food truck finals
SAN DIEGO, California — Fil-Am owned Lia’s Lumpia based in San Diego, California made the final five teams that vied for the grand prize on The Food Network’s fourth-season “The Great Food Truck Race” dubbed “Holiday Hustle.”
The show’s season finale aired on Wednesday, December 18. Big Stuff Comfort Food Truck beat out Lia’s Lumpia for the $50,000 grand prize.
Lia’s Lumpia is run by executive chef Spencer Hunter, his mother, Benelia Santos-Hunter, and their friend Tania Garcia. Hunter, also operates a full-service catering company called Hunter’s Home Kitchen.
Lia’s Lumpia specializes in fusion variations on Filipino spring rolls, with more than 50 flavors ranging from traditional Shanghai lumpia to lumpia stuffed with mac and cheese and pork belly ramen, according to the San Diego Eater.
Lia’s lumpias are available Thursdays at the Sunset Market in Oceanside, Fridays at Poor House Brewing Company in North Park, and Sundays at the Lane Field Park Market in San Diego.
Filmed across several states in New England including New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island and
hosted by celebrity chef Tyler Florence, the show tests the truck teams’ cooking chops, business skills, and selling strategies.
On the show, competing teams traveled from city to city, selling dishes made on a truck provided by Food Network. The team with the lowest revenue each week was sent home.