Food Truck Chefs Compete in Summer Cook-Off Series at Whole Foods Market – Orlando, FL

The summer heat is here and it is time for a Cook-Off series. Food truck cuisine is one of the hottest trends around the country and it has been elevated with many classically trained chefs creating culinary masterpieces in their mobile kitchens. Watch four Orlando food truck chefs battle it out in the “Fill the Grill in $20/20 Minute Challenge”. Each chef will have 20 minutes to shop, with a $20 budget, and have 20 minutes to cook up their creations. This will be a weekly series held at the Whole Foods Market in Phillip’s Crossing, on Thursday evenings at 7pm, and open to the public. The chefs’ dishes will be judged by a panel and the winning chefs will move on to the final cook-off round.

Support your favorite local food truck chef and cheer them on each Thursday:

July 12: Chef Catarina Triacca of Gastro Truck vs. Chef Bryce Balluff of Fork in the Road

July 19: Chef Tony Adams of Big Wheel Truck vs. Chef Bruno Fonseca of Five Gastronomy

July 26: The two finalists will battle in the final cook-off

Whole Foods Market – Phillips Crossing
8003 Turkey Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32819

Check out the full details below in the Press Release and see you all there! Join me each week and lets support our local food truck chefs!


Whole Foods Market Orlando

Local Chefs Fill the Grill in $20/20 Minute Challenge

Foodies, grilling aficionados and food truck lovers are invited to Whole Foods Market – Phillip’s Crossing this summer to feel the heat during the food truck chef Fill the Grill cook-off. Renowned food truck chefs Catarina Triacca (Gastro Trina Truck), Bryce Balluff (Fork in the Road), Tony Adams (Big Wheel Provisions) and Bruno Fonseca (Five Gastronomy) will be given $20 and 20 minutes to speed shop for ingredients; then, the chefs will have an additional 20 minutes to prepare a delicious, affordable and creative summer meal using only a grill. The first battle takes place on Thursday, July 12 followed by round two on Thursday, July 19; the finals are set to take place on Thursday, July 26. All challenges will begin at 7:00 p.m., are free and open to the public. An esteemed panel of judges will determine which chef goes to the next round. Recipes created by challenge winners will be posted online for home cooks to download for free.

2012 Participating Chefs, Dates/Times Follows:

Thursday, July 12: Catarina Triacca of Gastro Trina Truck vs. Bryce Balluff of Fork in the Road

Thursday, July 19: Tony Adams of Big Wheel Provisions vs. Bruno Fonseca of Five Gastronomy

Thursday, July 26: The two finalists will battle in the final cook-off

Whole Foods Market – Phillips Crossing is located at 8003 Turkey Lake Road in Orlando.
Telephone: (407) 355-7100.


About Whole Foods Market®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 64,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has more than 315 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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