Meet the Food Truck Teams from Season 10

The competition is on! Nine food truck teams are hitting the open road and putting their culinary skills to the test for a chance to win the $50,000 grand prize.

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Photo By: Claudio Beier

Photo By: Claudio Beier

Photo By: Claudio Beier

Photo By: Claudio Beier

Photo By: Claudio Beier

Photo By: Claudio Beier

Photo By: Claudio Beier

Photo By: Claudio Beier

Photo By: Claudio Beier

Photo By: Claudio Beier

Cooks, Start Your Engines!

Tyler Florence hosts an all-new season of The Great Food Truck Race and the competitors are stronger than ever. Let's meet this year's food truck teams.

Baby Got Mac — Los Angeles

Married couple Clinton and Samma Jones have a catering business in Los Angeles that grew out of cooking for friends at Dungeons and Dragons games. These children of the 90s, joined by their friend Rosa Linares, bring nostalgic flavors to mac & cheese dishes that will take customers back to their childhood. Their 90s-themed truck is even tricked out with the colors, styles and music of the era. They previously put their savings into a food truck that was not operational, so this isn’t their first attempt at building a mobile business – but this time, they are determined to make it happen.

Brunch Babes — Grand Rapids

Lara Webster, her younger sister Mariah Sniegowski and their cousin Lydia VanWormer grew up in a big competitive family and these ladies just may have the grit to win. Lara, now a college dance coach, is a self-taught cook who learned to run a kitchen line by doing it – and she is ready to return to her culinary dreams. Along with nurse anesthetist Lydia and Mariah, an aspiring medical professional who is newly married to a Marine, this team is passionate about brunch and serving decadent dishes like their chicken and waffle sandwiches to customers across the coast.

Frank N Slides — Boise, ID

Chef Steve Weston wrote a gourmet cookbook for the outdoors and portable cooking anywhere is his specialty. With military vet Craig Smith behind the truck’s concept, Kyle Moore as energetic hype man and their take on food, this team is serving gourmet hotdogs and sliders with specialty sauces that are, as they say, ‘punch you in the face’ bold. This trio just may have the cooking skills and sales savvy to win it all.

Madea Made — Virginia Beach, VA

Married couple Hope and Andre Thourogood own a catering company that showcases the home cooking skills they learned from their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. With the help of Hope’s twin sister Faith Johnson, this team is serving up faith, family and food with dishes described as Southern soul food with innovation. The trio are dedicated to their church, but just because their beliefs are strong – it doesn’t mean they aren’t competitive. Their truck name honors Hope and Faith’s grandmother Madea and the legacy of generations that came before them.

Make It Maple — Montpelier, VT

Best friends Sue Aldrich and Paulette Fiorentino-Robinson are passionate about cooking with local maple right from their Vermont backyards. The ladies know their sweet and savory dishes are crowd-pleasers from experience, as they have been catering to large groups for years. Sue’s son, recent college grad Charles Aldrich isn’t exactly a chef - but he makes up for it with tons of personality and social media know-how, making this team a real contender.

NOLA Creations — Atlanta

Accomplished chef and Le Cordon Bleu graduate Darrell Johnson was born and bred in Louisiana, where he became a restaurant owner. After years of success, a deadbeat contractor wiped the business out financially, so Darrell, his wife Anna and their family relocated to Atlanta for another chef job, where he met sous chef Terrell Gaskin. The Johnsons will never leave behind their love for authentic Creole and Cajun food, so their truck is serving up dishes like shrimp and grits, etouffee and po’ boys just like home.

The People’s Fry — Nashville

Culinary Institute of America graduate Dareka Nicholson, currently a food service director, her pitmaster husband Terrance Nicholson and her “spice queen” sister Mahdi Ekadi have teamed up to create a menu serving every kind of loaded fry imaginable. From a hangover cure dish with fried eggs, mornay sauce and pork belly to carne asada fries, their food can satisfy every taste. With Dareka and Mahdi creating flavors and sauces, some inspired by their West African background, and Terrance out front bringing in customers – this team will be hard to beat.

Rolling Indulgence — Dayton

Drew Ballard has traveled the country and worked his way up to become head chef at a high-end steak restaurant, where he works with his fiancée Jess Sarra, who he met in high school, and best friend Travis Day. The trio have a family dynamic – they not only work together, they live together. They are ready to hit the road and win it all to create their own path in the food industry.

Sol Food Collective — Los Angeles

Jacquelyn Jones is a private chef, health and wellness practitioner, animal activist and food blogger whose own experience changing to a plant-based diet changed her life. Health issues caused Jacquelyn to have mobility problems, but since going vegan she is active and feeling better than ever. Her friend Malyssa Lyles, who stood by her during her illness, and Stephanie Graney, who she met via social media, join Jacquelyn in her determination to spread the healing powers of her healthy and delicious menu from town to town.

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