Food Network host Tyler Florence challenges local food trucks at GLOW event

Food Network host Tyler Florence challenges local food trucks at GLOW event
Six local food trucks will compete against each other when Food Network star Tyler Florence hosts GLOW Academy’s annual celebrity chef events later this month. (Source: GLOW Academy)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Six local food trucks competed against each other Friday when Food Network star Tyler Florence hosted GLOW Academy’s annual celebrity chef event.

Florence, host of The Great American Food Truck Race, challenged the six food truck chefs in the Food Truck Throw Down at GLOW’s fundraising breakfast at the Country Club of Landfall Friday morning.

Goin’ Ham, T’Geaux Boys, WilmyWoodie, Bill’s Front Porch, Catch and Cheese Smith all competed in the event.

Catch took home the number one spot at the end of the night.

“Wilmington Food Network fans are thrilled when our celebrity chefs take time to learn more about our tremendous foodie scene, so introducing our area’s outstanding food truck chefs to Tyler Florence just seemed a natural opportunity,” GLOW NC President Todd Godbey said ahead of the event.

Florence challenged each food truck with surprise ingredients while breakfast attendees watch them compete via remote cameras.

Florence is the fifth Food Network star to visit Wilmington in support of GLOW Academy - Emeril Lagasse (2016), Giada De Laurentiis (2017), Guy Fieri (2018) and Robert Irvine (2019).

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