While the overwhelmingly popular Downtown Huntsville Street Food Gathering brand has been retired for 2017, Downtown Huntsville is excited to welcome a new and exciting food-centric event in its place: The Battle of the Food Truck All-Stars!
Curious how it will work? Here’s what we know:
In just a few days, on February 9th at 6pm, the owners of 23 food trucks will gather at Yellowhammer Brewing and have 5 minutes each to present on their menu, branding, customer service and design to a panel of expert judges.
Judges for the event will include: Chefs Leonardo Maurelli III (Executive Chef of the Hotel at Auburn University) and James Boyce (Boyce Restaurant Concepts) and marketing gurus Trent Willis (Founder & CEO of Red Brick Strategies) and Lisa van der Reijden (Principal, VDR Designs).
After deliberating, the judges will select 10 food trucks to move on to the final round, and then YOU THE PEOPLE will vote for 2 more via an online poll that will open in February!
The final 12 Food Truck All-Stars will then compete twice a month from May – October at various times and locations around Downtown Huntsville to see who will be named Champion!
Here’s the current list of food trucks that will be competing for one of the final 12 spots:
Washington Square Catering
Huntsville Alabama MaggieMoo’s
Cafe on Wheels Neon Lilly
Sweet Temptations LLC
Tha food truck
Angel’s Island Coffee
Badd Newz BBQ
Pearl: Asian Cuisine
I Love Bacon Food Truck
Fire & Spice
TIM’S CAJUN KITCHEN
Earth and Stone Wood Fired Pizza
Betty Jo’s Gourmet Food Truck
Comin In Hot Food Trailer & Catering
Back Alley Traveling Bistro
Manic Organic Food Truck
To join in the selection event, support your Downtown Huntsville food trucks and learn more about what to expect in 2017, be sure to come out to Yellowhammer Brewing, Thursday February 9th from 6-9pm!
The event is free and open to the public. Guests are welcome to watch the presentations that are being judged and will be able to purchase food from Earth and Stone Fired Pizza during the event and, of course, beer can be purchased from Yellowhammer Brewing.