Being such big supporters of the CT Chefs Challenge from Optimus Health Care and the chefs that compete, we were excited to hear about the CT Food Truck Throwdown. Six of the best food trucks in CT have been gathered in a competition where you not only get to taste the best from each truck, but you also get a vote to crown the People’s Choice champ. It all goes down from 4-8 on 5/19 right at 805 Atlantic Street where there will be free parking. Each ticket costs $25 ($20 early bird until May 6) and that gets you a 4-6 oz. serving from each of the trucks. If you’d like an additional serving from a truck, you can always buy more. Proceeds from the night are going right to Optimus Health Care whose mission is to “Improve the overall health of our communities in Bridgeport, Stamford, and Stratford, particularly the medically underserved, by providing preventive, primary care and supplemental health care services along with health education in a culturally sensitive manner regardless of ones’ ability to pay.”
Now, onto the yummy details.
- StrEATery (Chef Adam Bedini is the reigning CT Chefs Challenge Winner)
- Skinny Pines
- Melt Mobile
- Hapa Food Truck
How It Works
As we mentioned, each truck will make a 4 to 6 ounce serving of a signature dish. All entrants will get six food tickets and one voting ticket. Simply place the voting ticket in the box that matches your truck of choice. The winner will be crowned the People’s Choice winner and will receive an awesome 16X16 prize medallion that sticks right to the truck.
In addition, there will be a panel of judges who will decide 1st and 2nd place winners. We’re very happy to announce that we are two of those judges, but, honestly, we are a bit overwhelmed because of how great all these trucks are. We’ll be judging based on taste, creativity, portability, and presentation. 2nd place gets an invitation to compete to earn a spot in the 2016 CT Chefs Challenge and 1st place is guaranteed a spot! As we had noted in a previous post, the winner of the CT Chefs Challenge not only gets $1,000, but also gets a golden ticket to compete in the 2016 World Food Championships. Plus 1st and 2nd place will also get their own shiny medallions for the food truck, too.
What Else Is Going Down
Getting to Optimus in Stamford is super easy as you can park for free or take the train in. When you arrive, there will be music courtesy of STAR 99.9, blood pressure screenings, and more. In addition, you just might have some beer from a local brewery to help celebrate the event and American Craft Beer Week. All in, $25 for a sizeable portion of food truck food is a steal of a deal . . . plus, you are helping out the local community.