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Friday, July 29, 2016

Family, Food And Fun Rule The Road In Primetime Series The Great Food Truck Race: Family Face-Off

Family, Food And Fun Rule The Road In Primetime Series The Great Food Truck Race: Family Face-Off

Tyler Florence Hosts Five-Episode Culinary Road Battle Premiering Sunday, August 28th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network

NEW YORK, July 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Great Food Truck Race and host Tyler Florenceare back this August for a fierce food battle on wheels with a relative twist - this time, the six teams fighting for the $50,000 grand prize are family and have never operated a food truck before. From a Chicago police officer and her sister to cheese expert identical twins to reality star Vinny Guadagnino (Jersey Shore), his mother and uncle, the competitors are all passionate about food and ready to hit the road cooking! The Great Food Truck Race: Family Face-Off premieres Sunday, August 28(th) at 9pm ET/PT and follows a scenic route from Los Angeles through the Southern California Sun Belt, leading up to the finale in Catalina Island on Sunday, September 25(th) at 9pm ET/PT where $50,000 is awarded to the last truck standing.

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"Adding a family dynamic to The Great Food Truck Race takes this adventure to a whole new level of entertainment," said Didi O'Hearn, Senior Vice President, Programming, Food Network & Cooking Channel. "Watching these families test their culinary chops and navigate their personal relationships on the road really amps up the excitement and laughter."

This season's competitors are: Bigmista's Fatty Wagon - Long Beach, California (Neil Strawder, Phillis Strawder, Eric Lara); Carretto Siciliano - Staten Island, New York (Vinny Guadagnino, Paola Guadagnino, Angelo Giaimo); Fortune Cooking - Milford, Michigan & Denver, Colorado (Tom Lin, Julie Hill-Lin, Tiffany Webster); Grilled Cheese All-Stars - San Francisco & San Diego, California (Michael Kalish, Charlie Kalish, Bryce Adams); Lei-Away Leidies - Provo, Utah & Laie, Hawaii (Carey Ofahengaue, Summer Prescott, Autumn Prescott) and Sweet Southern Soul- Chicago,Illinois & Atlanta, Georgia (Tiffany Ermon, Tikia Travis, Kizzma Snoddy).

In the first episode, the six family teams kick off the race with a funnel cake eating contest at a theme park in Los Angeles. After leaving the park, host Tyler Florence gives the families their first signature menu cooking challenge. Then the teams go head-to-head in a bidding war for a prime selling spot on the theme park grounds. The least successful team is sent home, and these rookies realize operating a food truck is much harder than having fun in the California sun. The race then heads to Ventura County for a strawberry festival, an ostrich egg hunt in Santa Barbara, a roadside attraction challenge in Palm Springs and a finale in majestic Catalina Island where the $50,000 grand prize is awarded.

Fans can discover more about The Great Food Truck Race: Family Face-Off, relive highlights, check out behind-the-scenes moments, and much more at Join the conversation on Twitter using #GreatFoodTruckRace.

The Great Food Truck Race: Family Face-Off is produced by Critical Content.

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