Food Truck Face-Off turns the American phenomenon of food trucks into a team-building competition, resulting in the most delicious face-off imaginable.
After teams are formed and have participated in competitive large group icebreaker activities to "rank" them, teams choose which cuisine and theme their truck will feature. All-American, Mexican, Mediterranean, Asian, Vegetarian, and "Sweet Tooth" menus are all on the table and up for grabs.
Once cuisines are chosen, it's time for teams to get to work, picking a name for their mobile eatery, designing a logo, and building a large truck façade with cardboard, duct tape, and decorative materials. Teams also create their menus, as well as a commercial they will perform to whet their competitors' appetites.
To test each teams' culinary creativity, specific ingredients and suggestions for dishes will be provided, but there will not be any actual recipes.
In addition to creating a tasty dish, points are earned for presentation, using "food truck" materials including paper plates, paper bowls, wax paper, and the like.
Working as a cohesive team, students, faculty, and administrators alike will attempt to out-cook, out-market, and out-score their competition, to win gold medals.
The final stage, of course, is chowing down on these delectable delights, roaming from truck-to-truck, and experiencing an indoor culinary road trip adventure with peers and colleagues!
To ensure a great experience, aspects of this program may be modified to maximize the benefits for your group size, group makeup, time available, and other variables.