Kane will be among the special performers at the event as 40 food trucks converge March 23 on the Oviedo Mall near State Road 417 at Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo from 12pm to 6pm.
This will be Kane's "parting gift" to the community. She is preparing for a major career move that is taking her to Los Angeles.
Also taking the stage will be 12 year-old singer-songwriter Bailey Callahan, who incidentally said one of her greatest musical influences is Jordyn Kane.
The gala event will also feature a special kids area, a beer and wine section for adults and food truck competitions that will include 5 categories: Spirit Award, Top Sales, Delectable Dessert, Casual Cuisine and the coveted People’s Choice Award.
Since its inception, Food Truck Wars has hosted community gatherings each month at various locations throughout the Central Florida area including Altamonte Springs, Winter Park, the Dr. Phillips area and Oviedo.
Celebrity Chef Judges, spear headed by Chef Jim Whaples, retired President of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association will be on hand to judge Casual Cuisine and Delectable Dessert, while the people themselves will judge the prestigious People’s Choice Award.
Furthermore, Food Network challenge winner Paul Joachim will not only take part in the judging, but he will also share some of his fascinating cake creations.
“There are few experiences in life that can match when your mouth meets the perfect combination of creative flavors and textures,” Joachim explained. “Food trucks specialize in creativity and bring that special combination to communities that may not have easy access to such exciting food.”
“Being a judge this time, I'll be experiencing the delicious food from all 40 food trucks,” he said. “What an honor and culinary treat it's going to be to try them all and help judge!”
As a cake and chocolate sculptor, and as an admitted “foodie,” Joachim said he was excited to share his ever-expanding knowledge and his unique perspective in the culinary world directly to the Food Truck Wars.
“The variety of food trucks helps to make these events so successful,” Liz Rivera Otts, President of Food Truck Crazy, Inc. said.
“Food Trucks Wars brings the community together, in one spot, to thoroughly enjoy an afternoon of the senses for the entire family,” Joachim added. “I love taking my family to food truck events and we always get a small sampling of what is offered.”
In addition to bringing communities together through this amazing battle of food trucks, food truck owners and foodies have donated over $13,000 to various charities in each of the cities it has visited.
“Food Truck Wars has been an amazing experience,” Otts said. “And it will only get better."