This summer The Great Food Truck Race returns for a new season, premiering Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9|8c. But this time things are a little bit different: Six teams of families have taken up the fight for the $50,000 grand prize as host Tyler Florence springs difficult challenges their way. None of the family members have ever operated a food truck business before, so they’re in for the ride of their lives, with some family drama along the way.
The Great Food Truck Race: Family Face-Off kicks off in Los Angeles and follows a scenic route down the California coast, finishing on Catalina Island, where the best food trucking family will ride off into the sunset with the grand prize.
This Season’s Competitors
- BigMista’s Fatty Wagon (Neil Strawder, Phillis Strawder, Eric Lara) — Long Beach, CA
- Carretto Siciliano (Vinny Guadagnino, Paola Guadagnino, Angelo Giaimo) — Staten Island, NY
- Fortune Cooking (Tom Lin, Julie Hill-Lin, Tiffany Webster) — Livonia, MI, and Denver, CO
- Grilled Cheese All-Stars (Michael Kalish, Charlie Kalish, Bryce Adams) – San Francisco and San Diego, CA
- Lei-Away Leidies (Carey Ofahengaue, Summer Prescott, Autumn Prescott) – Provo, UT, and Laie, HI
- Sweet Southern Soul (Tiffany Ermon, Tikia Travis, Kizzma Snoddy) — Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA
In Los Angeles, Tyler welcomes the six family teams to the race, but before anyone can even see their brand-new trucks, they’re in for a challenge. The teams must complete a funnel cake-eating contest to find the keys to their trucks. Later in the day, Tyler offers up a prime location to the trucks for a pretty price — the highest bidder gets the spot. By the end, the team with the least amount of profits will be sent home.
Upcoming stops include Ventura County, for a strawberry festival; Santa Barbara, where there will be an ostrich egg hunt; Palm Springs, for a roadside attraction challenge; and the finale on Catalina Island, where Tyler will award the winning family team.
Visit FoodNetwork.com/foodtrucks to relive highlights from the road, check out behind-the-scenes moments and much more. Fans can join the conversation on Twitter using #FoodTruckChat.