The Great Food Truck Race, Season 12: Top Moments

Relive the journey the teams took during Season 12 of The Great Food Truck Race.

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Gold Coast Season

The Great Food Truck Race kicked off in sunny Los Angeles for the Gold Coast season, which Tyler says will be filled with a lot of golden opportunities. "Food is a way of life on the gold coast," Tyler told the teams upon their arrival. "You’ll have to up your game with elegant presentation and culinary craft."

Is This Thing On?

For the first food truck challenge of the competition, Tyler tasked the teams with making hors d'oeuvres fit for a private flight. Unfortunately, Zach, Preslie and Tyson of Eat My Crust felt the heat when they couldn’t figure out how to work the grill. "Our weakness would probably be just lack of knowledge of literally the actual truck," said Tyson. "But I don’t think that’s anything we can’t overcome," Preslie added.

Bougie on a Budget

The next stop on the Gold Coast route was Santa Monica, where Tyler set the teams up in a prime location on Ocean Avenue. While shopping for their ingredients, the Mystikka Masala truck was dangerously close to going over their $400 budget but managed to only spend $398. "Bougie on a budget for sure!" they exclaimed at checkout.

No Pain, No Gain

Since Mystikka Masala won the hors d'oeuvres challenge and got an hour head start, the Eat My Toast truck team members decided to kill that hour by doing some squats.

Bachelor Pad

The first selling day started off rocky for the Bachelor Kitchen team, especially during their prep. When Tyler came to check on their progress, he was not very happy with what he saw. "This place is a mess," he said. "I gave you this food truck to use, I will take it away from you in two seconds flat. Clean this stuff up, take my truck seriously or I will take it away from you."

Secret Weapon

With only three hours remaining in day one, Navin decided it was time to pull out his team’s secret weapon: His drag queen personality, Mystikka Masala. "Bringing Mystikka Masala out was the best idea," he said. "People are coming in, we’re selling left and right, honey!"

Not So Rice to Be Here

The remaining teams rolled into San Diego during the second week of the competition and for their first challenge they had to pair up with another team to serve lunch for 60 Yacht Club VIP members. With only a few minutes left during prep, Crystal was very concerned with the small amount of rice that Super Sope made for their entree. “I’m thinking to myself, clearly they have never catered anybody because this little pot of rice, this is not going to be enough,” she said. “Now I’m getting concerned that choosing Super Sope might not have been the best thing for us.”


During week two’s elimination, Stephan sent shockwaves through the competition when he announced he needed to drop out of the race. “Something came up, and I have to go home and take care of it and it’s really out of my hands at this point,” he said. “The boys will still bring home the $50,000,” he continued. “And now we get to split it between two!” joked his brother, John.