- Chef Laurant from Laguna Culinary Arts
- Chef Bridget from Fixtures Living
- Gustavo Arellano from OC Weekly’s Stick a Fork in It
- Micheal Harris from Mesa, Detroit Bar
- Competition winner, to be announced
We are covering…. THE FLIP TRUCK!
Welcome to The Flip Truck!
We use only the highest quality and best ingredients we can find to give our friends really REALLY good sliders that will keep them coming back again and again!
Here’s the real deal of what we’re serving-up on The Flip Truck…Prime, All-Natural Red Angus Beef from Montana, American-Style Kobe Beef from Hawaii, Wild-Caught Pacific Ocean Ahi, All-Natural Jidori chicken (raised happy in California) and the freshest Organic or Farmer’s Market produce. The bread is fresh-baked every day and most cheeses are hand-chosen local Artisan. Sauces are all made on the truck…we even offer really cool, super-refreshing Hawaiian Sun drinks…Chef Heidi’s favorite growing up in Kona! And the kicker…our “Lou-Wow” fries – fresh ground Pink Peppercorn and Hawaiian Alea Sea Salt to top off every oder!
We’re Flippin’ for you and we just know you’ll Flip for us too!
Heidi Barrette, Chef & Owner
On Saturday, November 19th, SoCo Certified Farmers’ Market will host its Farm to Food Truck Challenge II. The event is a farmers’ market inspired cooking competition pitting top Gourmet Food Truck chefs against each other to create the best dish using locally grown farm fresh ingredients. Over 15 gourmet food trucks will be hosted during the weekly farmers’ market from 9am-2pm with selected trucks competing.
The event is a Food Network TV Show “Chopped”-style competition. Food truck chefs will have only 60 minutes to shop the farmers’ market for its pre-determined seasonal ingredients and then whip up a culinary masterpiece. The dish will be served to a panel of top foodie judges to be judged on creativity, taste and presentation. The winner will be crowned the ‘Top Chop’ Truck! The Challenge kicks off at 12pm, judging begins at 1pm and the Winner announced at 1:30pm.
The festivities will also feature live music, kid-friendly activities and plenty of free parking. The event is held in conjunction with the SoCo Certified Farmers’ Market, which is held every Saturday at South Coast Collection (“SoCo”) (the 3300 block of Hyland Ave) in Costa Mesa from 9am-2pm.
Our first Farm to Food Truck Challenge witnessed Bacon Mania being crowned ‘Top Chop’ Truck. The event had over 3,500 people in attendance with over 20 farmers’ market foodies, bloggers, photographers and volunteers capturing all the action.
About SoCo Certified Farmers’ Market
SoCo Certified Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday at South Coast Collection (3315 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa) from 9am-2pm and features the best fruits and vegetables that California farmers’ have to offer along with a rotation of top gourmet food trucks and other traditional farmer market fare. For more info, please visit: www.socoFM.com
About South Coast Collection (SoCo)
South Coast Collection is a one of a kind destination featuring more than 300,000 square feet of design showrooms and creative studios. South Coast Collection is a Burnham- Ward Property located North of South Coast Plaza (the 3300 block of Hyland Ave) in Costa Mesa. For more information about South Coast Collection visit www.SouthCoastCollection.com.
We will be highlighting The Flip Truck with Chef Heidi. Stay tune for updates on the competition trucks in a pre-event, and the duration of the competition. We will be updating with pictures, filming of their cooking behind the scenes, and comments on all the action!