Genre: Reality, Cooking, Travel
Premise: The seventh season of ``The Great Food Truck Race'' changes the show's traditional formula by having all six teams made up of family members who have no experience running a food truck. Adding the family dynamic provides an additional obstacle for the contestants to overcome on their Southern California road trip from Los Angeles to Catalina Island, where the winning group is awarded the $50,000 grand prize. This season's competitors include former ``Jersey Shore'' star Vinny Guadagnino, who is running a truck with his mother and uncle. Others vying for the top prize include identical twins who have trained with some of the world's top cheese experts and a Chicago police officer traveling with her sister and best friend. Tyler Florence returns as host.
The race kicks off with a funnel eating contest at a theme park in Los Angeles; the families get their first challenge of creating the signature menu item; an all-out bidding war for a prime selling spot on the grounds of the theme park.
The teams take on a challenge of one sweet and one savory dish using locally-grown strawberries at the California Strawberry Festival in Ventura County; one team uses their family network to attract customers; another team can't get organized.