Great Food Truck Race Season 15 premiere: Bringing the heat

Tyler Florence, as seen on The Great Food Truck Race, Season 15. Photo provided by Food Network
Tyler Florence, as seen on The Great Food Truck Race, Season 15. Photo provided by Food Network /

Food Network and Tyler Florence are rolling again. The Great Food Truck Race Season 15 is here, and nine food trucks are hoping to earn the keys to their truck. Which team will have the right balance of delicious food and smart business choices to earn the ultimate prize?

According to Food Network, The Great Food Truck Race Season 15 premiere, “Laguna Beach Heat” features the following:

"Tyler Florence welcomes nine food truck teams to Laguna Beach, Calif., where they begin the battle to win the hottest season ever. In their first challenge, Tyler dares the teams to light him up with their hottest dish, but only one team can bring enough heat to make him cry tears of spicy joy. Maybe Cheese Born With It, a mac ‘n’ cheese food truck team, starts off with stellar sales but gets less than stellar reviews. Meanwhile, Senoreata, a plant-based Cuban truck, instantly forms a rivalry with Mexican food truck Salsa Queen, pitting their head chefs against each other. The team with the lowest sales is sent home."

To kick off the competition with a spicy challenge sets the bar for the rest of the season. Even though no one will want to blow out Tyler Florence’s palate, the food trucks need to be bold. At the same time, spice for spice sake is not a wise option. The food truck who can bring the heat and the flavor will earn high praise.

Looking at the Season 15 food trucks, the food genres have changed over the competitions. While a plant-based food truck might have been a novelty seasons ago, now it is a staple. More and more people appreciate the flavorful options that skipping the meat offers.

Although Food Network viewers may not be heading to the window to get their own taste of these Great Food Truck Race dishes, the competition entices people to seek out these offerings. Even if only one food truck wins the title, many of these chefs and food trucks have a loyal following in their home cities. The food television show could be the spark to skip the favorite restaurant for a food truck festival this summer.

The Great Food Truck Race Season 15 premiere airs Sunday, June 5 at 9 p.m.