On Set with Food Network’s Show "The Great Food Truck Race", Part 1

by Kirsten on May 9, 2011 · 12 comments

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” My Kitchen in the Rockies” on set filmed and interviewed while documenting “The Great Food Truck Race” for her food blog readers.

The buzz in town last weekend was when the filming of season two of  “The Great Food Truck Race” with host Tyler Florence rolled into Denver. This was their third stop on route while traveling from Santa Monica, CA all the way to Miami, FL. If you haven’t heard about the show yet, let me give you a little information.

Eight celebrated and diverse food trucks from around the country compete in a coast-to-coast culinary road trip through cities including Santa Monica, CA,  Las Vegas, NV,  Salt Lake City, UT, Denver, CO, Manhattan, KS,  Memphis, TN, Atlanta, GA, and Miami, FL. Each weekend, the trucks roll into a new city and face very dynamic challenges – often battling tough conditions including weather problems, location mishaps, food sourcing issues, and ever-changing customer taste buds. In the end, it’s all about which truck can sell the most food to make the most money and race to the next episode while the losing team is sent home. Guest judges join host Tyler Florence in each episode and the last truck standing wins $100,000. The Great Food Truck Race premieres August 14 at 10p following the Food Network Star finale and episodes will air on Sundays at 9p through September 25. The Great Food Truck Race is produced by Relativity REAL, LLC. (info source: mobile cuisine)

My teens and I had a lot of fun watching the first season of the show together. We were all very excited to hear through the social media that the trucks would roll into our town over the weekend. I right away contacted my local blogger friends and had myself a “Welcome T-Shirt” printed (Thank you, Ginger).

We could also figure out which trucks would still be in the race and there approximate locations. On Sunday, the guest star, John Elway, was somehow involved in the challenge. He suggested only having one chef per truck while the other crew members had to stand by and watch them work their butts off.

My wonderful food blogger friends Lea Ann (Mango, Chili and Z), Karen (Eat Drink Wash Up) and I.

So, let me take you on a picture tour of the second season’s food truck stop in Denver including menus, specialties, kitchens and crews before the show gets aired in August.

from Orange County, CA, with a vegan, local, fresh, organic menu.

Seabirds truck
 Chef and owner of Seabirds in her truck all alone because of  the Denver stop Sunday challenge of only one person running the truck.

 Roxy’s Grilled Cheese Truck :

from Boston, MA, serving gourmet  grilled cheese sandwiches

Roxy’s Truck
Local Chef and owner of Chicago Louie’s Food Truck Chef Michou cheering on the Roxy’s team.

Cafe con Leche Truck:

from Van Nuys, CA, serving Cuban “mom &pop” cuisine.

Cafe con Leche Truck
Cafe con Leche’s Menu
Ya tu Sabes (you already know)
Chef Tosta-moench
I LOVE this hat.

Please come back for Part 2 following the “Great Food Truck Race” in Denver while I take you on the set with the Korilla BBQ Truck. Check out Part 2 here.


“My Kitchen in the Rockies” on set with Korilla BBQ.

Please make sure to stop by my food blogger friends sites also covering this event:

Karen @ Eat Drink Wash Up
Lea Ann@ Mango Chili and Z
Toni@ Boulder Locavore

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Design Wine and Dine May 11, 2011 at 1:25 pm

LOVE IT ALL! Going to part 2 right now!

Sweet Life Garden May 10, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Hi Kirsten! Oh, so cool! What fun to see all of the different food trucks. I had no idea this was such a big up and coming trend! Yea for food and the people who share it with us (and in a truck too)! xo jill

Chele May 10, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Wow – what a treat! Looks like a fun day was had. We've not had the show over here yet but I'll look out for it.

Debra March 21, 2013 at 4:35 pm

fantastic issues altogether, you simply won a new reader.
What could you suggest in regards to your post that you
just made some days ago? Any positive?

kitchen flavours May 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm

This is an exciting and fun experience, Kirsten! And you were interviewed? That's cool! Looking forward to reading all about it!

yummychunklet May 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm

What an awesome experience. I've heard of this show but haven't had a chance to watch it. I'll definitely tune in! Thanks for commenting on my blog. We'd love to have you participate in Ina's Garden when you have the chance. I've added your blog to my Google Reader and look forward to reading your future posts!

Dom at Belleau Kitchen May 10, 2011 at 11:35 am

that's sooooo exciting, I've never heard of the show but my god you're lucky that that much good food comes through your town… woo hoo! and good on you for getting down there and welcoming them x

Nuts about food May 10, 2011 at 7:32 am

Hey, great reporting! Fun!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes May 10, 2011 at 3:53 am

How exciting! Great photos!

Mika May 10, 2011 at 12:08 am

I absolutely LOVE that show!!
I wish I could have been there!
Thanks for sharing all the pics.
I love it.

Lea Ann May 9, 2011 at 11:53 pm

I'm still reeling. How much fun did we have????? lots.

Karen Harris May 9, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Love it! You are a star!!! Can't wait for the airing in August. What a fun day. I see you went back for more on Sunday.

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