Tyler Florence, the host of Hit Food Network Competition Series will be back on Sunday, August 14th at 10 pm ET/PT with more teams and cities to visit plus the enticing Grand Cash Prize. It was announced July 11. 2011 that the Food Network competition series The Great Food Truck Race will return this summer for their second season with more participants, more teams and cities, more exciting challenges and the cash prize is doubled in season one. There are eight competing teams that will represent the best in food truck cuisine.
Each one of them will spend one wild weekend in every city, and aside from selling specialties from their mobile kitchens, they will also compete in extreme challenges like butchering their own meat for barbeque in Memphis and foraging wild mushrooms at Denver’s mountain. Season two will not be completed without their special guest stars, including Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, and NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback John Elway. The competitors for the season two include: Café Con Leche (Los Angeles), Devilicious (San Diego), Hodge Podge (Cleveland), Korilla BBQ (New York), The Lime Truck (Irvine, Calif.), Roxy’s Grilled Cheese (Boston), Seabirds (Costa Mesa, Calif.) and Sky’s Gourmet Tacos (Los Angeles). 41
This season will start with Tyler at the picturesque Malibu Pier and send them on their first Truck Stop Challenge in which the competitors will make a fanciful dish with one lobster and all the farmer’s ingredients. The voting starts on August 14 in connection with The Great Food Truck Race season two premieres, and the grand prize winner will be chosen via online and text message votes. One lucky fan who participates in the voting could win a trip for two to the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival, September 29th – October 2nd. Back in 2010, there were almost 500 trucks were nominated and Big Truck Tacos of Oklahoma City was crowned the winner.