The Great Food Truck Race Season 16 Episode 01 Description David vs. Goliath: This Is Food Truck Heaven? For the first time in The Great Food Truck Race’s history, Tyler Florence pits four food truck pros against five food truck rookies in an epic David vs. Goliath battle to win $50,000. The nine teams arrive […]
The Great Food Truck Race is an American reality show that features food truck operators competing against each other in various challenges and locations across the country. The show is hosted by chef and restaurateur Tyler Florence and airs on Food Network1
The show has been running since 2010 and has featured different themes and formats over the years. Some seasons have focused on specific regions, such as the South, the West Coast, or New England, while others have featured special guests, such as celebrities, families, or alumni. The show has also showcased different cuisines, such as barbecue, seafood, or breakfast1
The show’s 16th season, which will premiere on June 18, 2023, will have a unique twist: it will pit four food truck pros against five food truck rookies in an epic David vs. Goliath battle to win $50,000. The nine teams will face off in Los Angeles, where the food truck scene is booming and competitive. The teams will have to prove their culinary skills, marketing savvy, and selling abilities in action-packed challenges that test their creativity and endurance2
The pro teams competing are:
- Da Bald Guy – Honolulu, Hawaii (James Martin, Missy Rabaino, Ali’i Pukahi): A Hawaiian fusion truck that serves dishes like poke bowls, kalua pork sliders, and loco moco.
- Lisa’s Creperie – Atlanta, Georgia (Lisa Thiffault, Ally Marlow, Miranda Moore): A French-inspired truck that offers sweet and savory crepes with fillings like Nutella, ham and cheese, and chicken pesto.
- D’Pura Cepa – Miami, Florida (Jose Carnot, Janshanic Santos, Louis Del Rio Rubio): A Latin American truck that specializes in arepas, empanadas, and patacones with various toppings and sauces.
- Paisani – Boston, Massachusetts (Ryan Palmer, Matthew Minichiello, Tommy Southwick): An Italian-American truck that serves classic dishes like pizza, pasta, meatballs, and cannoli.The rookie teams competing are:
- 2 Girls Jamaican Tacos – Brooklyn, New York (Shelly Flash, Bri Labossiere, Elijah McPhie): A Caribbean-Mexican fusion truck that combines Jamaican jerk chicken with tacos and other Mexican staples.
- 4 Hens Creole Kitchen – St. Louis, Missouri (Brandi Artis, Brittany Artis, Zendrix Berndt-White): A Southern truck that dishes out Creole cuisine like gumbo, jambalaya, po’boys, and beignets.
- Khana – Detroit, Michigan (Maryam Khan, Al Jane, Jake Nielsen): A modern Pakistani street food truck that offers dishes like biryani, samosas, kebabs, and chaat.
- The Block – Indianapolis, Indiana (Terry Anthony, Carl Harris, Crystal Kilgore): A comfort food truck that serves burgers, fries, mac and cheese, and fried chicken with various sauces and toppings.
- The Easy Vegan – Denver, Colorado (Taylor Herbert, Alexi Mandolini, Matt Heikkila): A plant-based truck that makes vegan versions of popular dishes like nachos, burritos, cheesesteaks, and cupcakes.Each week, the couples will perform a different challenge, such as creating a signature dish, catering for a special event, or collaborating with a local restaurant. The judges will score each performance out of 10, while the viewers will vote for their favorite couple via telephone or SMS. The judges’ scores and the viewer votes will be combined to determine which couple will be eliminated each week. The last couple standing will be crowned the winners of The Great Food Truck Race Season 16.
The Great Food Truck Race is a fun and entertaining show that showcases the diversity, creativity, and passion of the food truck industry. It also provides an opportunity for the viewers to discover new flavors, cultures, and cuisines from across the country. The show also features mouthwatering food, stunning scenery, and exciting guest appearances.
If you are a fan of food trucks, cooking competitions, or both, you won’t want to miss The Great Food Truck Race Season 16 on Food Network. You can also catch up on previous episodes on Food Network’s website or app.
The Great Food Truck Race Season 16 Episode 02 Description David vs. Goliath: Meet Mookie Eight food truck teams can’t believe their eyes when Tyler Florence welcomes pro-baseball legend and two-time All-Star Mookie Betts to a Los Angeles little league field, where he will judge a ballpark eats challenge. Not only will one team receive […]
The Great Food Truck Race Season 16 Episode 03 Description David vs. Goliath: Team-plosion Tensions rise as seven teams face their third set of tough challenges in the city of Los Angeles. One truck attracts the attention of movie star Kumail Nanjiani, but inner turmoil between teammates pushes them towards imploding. The rookies still struggle […]
The Great Food Truck Race Season 16 Episode 04 Description David vs. Goliath: Can They Do That? A truck shocks the competition by replacing a member of their team with a familiar face. One rookie truck strategizes and sets their sights on taking out one of the pros, but their plan backfires in an unexpected […]
The Great Food Truck Race Season 16 Episode 05 Description David vs. Goliath: Ready, Jet, Go World-renowned Chef Jet Tila helps Tyler Florence challenge the five teams to make dishes that reflect their culinary origin stories — and his favorite gets a reward! The pro versus rookie rivalry intensifies with catastrophic consequences for one team […]
The Great Food Truck Race Season 16 Episode 06 Description David vs. Goliath: Family Food Last season’s grand prize winner Evanice Holz from Señoreata Food Truck challenges the four remaining teams to turn their family recipes into plant-based creations to sell at Smorgasburg, an epic Los Angeles food event. After pairing the teams up to […]
The Great Food Truck Race Season 16 Episode 07 Description David vs. Goliath: Need for Speed With a key team member out sick, one food truck is forced to operate as a two-person unit, placing them at a severe disadvantage. Culinary powerhouse Chef Joe Sasto joins Tyler Florence to challenge the final three teams to […]
The Great Food Truck Race Season 16 Episode 08 Description David vs. Goliath: Final Showdown With two trucks left to fight in the finale, each team steals one dish from the other’s menu and crafts their own versions to sell at the Regarding Her Food Festival. Tyler Florence surprises them with a high-stakes rapid fire […]