Each episode will test the teams’ resilience in a series of challenges and the team that has made the least in sales will be sent home. This season teams will be from Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and New Jersey.
The New Jersey team is made up of Sea Bright’s Joanne Garelli, who owned and operated Steve’s Breakfast Place with her husband, Steve for decades. They were known for the pork roll, egg and cheese sandwiches since they opened in 1976.
Super Storm Sandy completely wiped out the business when a wave crashed through the borough and washed away nearly everything in town. When the tides went out and the devastation was uncovered and the shock and awe set in, many people were homeless and lost their sources of income.
However, Joanne was contacted by the Food Network in February and asked if she wanted to participate in “The Great Food Truck Race” an offer they couldn’t refuse.
The theme of her truck is Boardwalk Breakfast Empire and she will be assisted by longtime friends Ilene Winters from North Long Branch and Timothy Boulous.