The "Great Food Truck Race Season 4" ended, with a winner declared. Aloha Plate had $14,850 in their cash box while Tikka Tikka Taco made $11,774. Aloha Plate won the challenge.
Aloha Plate owners, Lanai and Adam Tabura and Shaun Felipe won $50,000 and their own food truck. When asked if they were going to take the food truck to Hawaii or stay on the mainland, Lanai said that they would remain on the mainland. They want to expand their business so everyone gets a taste of aloha through their food.
"Everyone wants something from Hawaii," Lanai Tabura said in an interview posted on the Food Network blog. "Being in the front of the truck meeting the people, one of the common comments we got was "mahalo for bringing us together." That's what aloha and our culture is about. We share our food to bring people together. When you come to Hawaii, the first thing we do is cook for you or bring you to eat. We can't thank everyone who shared their time with us enough."
Adam Tabura was a chef in Portland until 1997 before he returned to Hawaii. In his homeland, he worked at the Four Season’s Lodge at Koele and Manele Bay, and he worked at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. In 2011, he started his own company, the Spice Rack. He sells high end spices to restaurants. Shaun Felipe, 38, is a comedian who lives in Los Angeles. All three men have Hawaii in their blood.
Aloha Plate was a strong competitor. The only time they were in the bottom two, was in Chicago. They could have let the feeling sink then, but they didn’t. They used it to springboard themselves, to fight harder, so they would never in the bottom two again.