Farm to Food Truck Challenge

On July 23, a “Chop” style food challenge was held at the SoCo Farmers Market in Costa Mesa.

Nine of Orange County’s food trucks participated and four of Orange County’s top bloggers were judges, along with a contest winner. 

Here is a recap of the event.

FRESH PRODUCE AND FLORAL ITEMS AT THE FARMERS MARKET

THE CONTEST BEGINS!

Slapfish and Dos Chinos eyeing the fresh produce

(left to right)
Dos Chinos, Piaggio on Wheels, Baconmania and
ChompChomp gathering produce for their menu

Slapfish discussing strategy

Chef Coli from Piaggio on Wheels

Hop Pham from Dos Chinos
JUDGING TIME!

Baja Lobster  with grilled corn from SpudRunners

BaconBuzz Salad from Baconmania

Duo Filet from Flip Truck

Flying Halibut from Slapfish

Vietnamese Rib Eye salad from Dos Chinos

Farmfresh Risotto with seared Duck Breast from The Lime Truck

Skirtsteak from Piaggio on Wheels

Vegetable Lumpia from Adobo Express
Baked apple and Peach cream puff from Morsels Bakery Truck
AND THE WINNER IS…

Baconmania!

July 23: Costa Mesa, Farm to Food Truck Challenge

Event Description
On Saturday, July 23, over 20 gourmet food trucks will be hosted during the SoCo Certified Farmers’ Market from 9am-4pm.

Our Farm to Food Truck Challenge, is a “Chopped”-cooking competition where the food trucks compete using SoCo Farmers’ Market ingredients.

Competition Trucks 
The Lime Truck
The Flip Truck
Slapfish
Barcelona On the Go
Piaggio
Dos Chinos
Chomp Chomp
Adobo Express
Bakery Truck
Oh For Sweets Sake
They begin by racing through the market, gathering ingredients & planning their menu. The Chefs will then be whipping up culinary masterpieces in the allotted 60 minutes. These creations will be served to our panel of top foodie judges, plus one lucky farmers’ market raffle winner.

The winner will be crowned the ‘Top Chop’ Truck!

Participating Trucks

Rancho a GoGo
Rolling Sushi
Louks to Go
Kona Ice Beach Cities
Lobsta Truck
Komodo
Swinging Kitchen
Crepes Bonaparte
Brats Berlin
Bacon Mania
Auto Gelato
Flying Pig

Schedule
9:00 The SoCo Farmers’ Market opens!
11:00 Judges arrive
12:00-1:00 Chefs dash around the market, choose ingredients, & plan menu

1:00-2:00 Start cooking!
2:00 Judging begins
2:30 Winner crowned Top Chop Truck


Judges:
Greer Wylder
Anita Lau
Sukhraj Beasla
Marian Bacol-Uba
Proud Supporter

Social Media Foodie Team:
Onsite
Justin Moore Brown
Matthew Gallizzi
Debbie Miller
Brian Carter
Michelle Reynoso
Gloria Vega
Shellie R.
Bobby Navarro