Cuesta Family History
My parents emigrated/fled Cuba in September of 1962 – two weeks before the Cuban Missile Crisis. This was no easy task at the time. My mom, dad and 4-month-old sister left with only the clothes on their backs. The decision to up and leave family, friends, jobs, and possessions was paired with deep fear and uncertainty. But, it was a leap of faith worth taking, as the state of affairs in Cuba was worsening by the day.
My family would travel a rocky road for years to come as they started their new chapter. There were many obstacles and challenges – learning a new language in their twenties, finding a home, work, etc. By the time my brother and I were born, my parents were fluent in English, had good jobs and a nice home in the mill city of Lowell MA – the birthplace of the industrial revolution. My parent’s story is one that I am very proud of. It exemplified risk vs. reward and demonstrated what was possible with hard work and determination. They left everything behind so that my sister, brother and I could live free with opportunities.
Company Overview & Mission
I grew up watching my immigrant grandmother and mother cooking their native Cuban and Spanish food. A few decades later I began working alongside my mom preparing all those delicious dishes from my childhood.
Our passion for cooking led to the launch of Cuesta’s Fiestas in 2012 and we’re now a premier Cuban and Spanish food Catering company offering a full menu of authentic Cuban and Spanish dishes that are sure to please.
In addition, we can be found at local farmer’s markets with a scaled down menu comprised of Cuban tapas that customers can eat as they shop. Our delectable variety of savory and sweet empanadas and Cuban sandwiches keep our customers coming back for more.
If you have a special occasion on the horizon and you’re looking to make a splash with your guests, let us do the cooking!
And, if we aren’t at your local farmer’s market, click on our Facebook page link for updates on where to find us.