On tonight’s episode of “Food Truck Face Off,” starring former NFL quarterback Jesse Palmer the episode is titled “South Pasadena Truck Off.” With four teams competing to receive their own food truck for one whole year; the four will be brought down to two teams who will compete for two days of stress and unknown surprises until the winner is announced.
The four teams will make their presentations to the judges; Steak Shapiro, Alpana Singh and Andrew Gruel, an award-winning food truck owner. They will be looking for unique flavors, buyable concepts and presentations.
Competing are four teams who have never stepped into a food truck before. First team pitching their concept is: Kim & Derrius, who met at a food bank where they volunteer, they call themselves “The Black Sheep.” Next team was Lance & Mckenzie who call themselves “Kula Cucumber.” Next team was Dru & Kats the “Quesa Divas,” and last, the team of Katherine & Jaime who are “Witch & Wizard.”
After tasting the concepts they presented to the judges, the two teams who will face off against each other for two days were “The Black Sheep” and the “Quesa Divas.” When they saw their awesome food trucks, they were overcome with emotions from pride to elation. “The Black Sheep” will be pitching their carnival food and the “Quesa Divas” will be making different kinds of quesadillas. They will have 30 minutes to buy all they need for their first day of sales. “The Black Sheep” will be selling their Haunted House Burger with Jalapeno Bacon Jam for $9, Four Legged Freak Fries with Secret Sauce for $8 and Deep Fried Candy Apple for $6. The “Quesa Divas” will be selling their Lux Quesadilla with Chicken, Cheese & Asparagus for $10, Miss Piggy Quesadilla with Pulled Pork, Bacon & Cheese for $9 and their Fried Zucchini & Onions for $3.
Next stop was their shopping, as each team forgot a key ingredient. They had to load their trucks and rush to Silverlake, where they will be selling. Jesse met them at their destination. He gave them instructions and told them the judges will be stopping by to check on how they were doing. When they prepped, Jesse called time to start. For the next two hours, they would be doing their best, or worst.
On the “Quesa Divas” truck, the wind blew the tickets around and they had no idea what order they were in. A man who waited forty minutes for a quesadilla was very annoyed because he wasted his entire lunch hour just waiting and Steak was there to see it. They gave the man his money back, and made him happy. The judges tasted the food and made their final decisions, the team who would win the advantage was; “Quesa Divas.” They won 25 tee shirts with their customized logo to hand out to customers.
The next day, the “Quesa Divas” were there before the other truck. Each team restocked their trucks and added more items to the menu. They were at the Farmer’s Market where they would not only compete with each other, but other trucks too. The tee shirts were a huge success, and “The Black Sheep” ramped up their burger and replaced the bun with pound cake.
When Jesse called time, it was now dark and the cash boxes were confiscated. The judges gave their critiques. On day one, both trucks had a problem. On day two, they seemed to get it together. The “Quesa Divas” on day one made $293, and “The Black Sheep” made $362. After both days, the “Quesa Divas” total was $1,060 and “The Black Sheep” total was $993.
The winner of their own food truck for a year was “Quesa Divas” on this episode of “Food Truck Face Off.”