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First held in 2010, Curbside Cookoff is the DMV's original food truck party and FTA's annual signature festival. Featuring food trucks, fashion trucks, local beer, artisans market, kids zone, FTA All Star Awards, and live chef battles!

Check out highlights from last year's festival and stay tuned for more information on Curbside Cookoff 2016.

Chef Battles Winners

The Chef battles at Curbside Cookoff put food truck chef's skills to the test, using just a box of ingredients and one propane burner. Mother nature decided to also give them an extra challenge with some contestants having to cook in the rain. The Food truck Chefs battled it out in the East Coast Customs Arena leaving only the strongest chefs to prevail holding a coveted golden spatula. Find out the winners Below.

Beltway Battle Winner
Debra Mayberry, Curley's Q, representing Maryland

I Heart Beef Battle Winner
Gloria Saylor, Ada's Kitchen on Wheels

Fan Face Off Winner
Fan-testant Amber Shuman with food truck sous chef Guy Golan, Quick Wraps

Curbside Bakeoff Winner
Curbside Cupcakes

FTA All Star Awards

The FTA All Star Award are given to food trucks for setting exceptionally high standards in operations, food, service, innovation, design, and value. The winning nominees were presented their awards live at Curbside Cookoff. You can check out the winners below!

Chef of the Year
Ali Arellano, Arepa Zone 

Dessert Chef of the Year
Kirk Francis, Captain Cookie and The Milk Man 

Outstanding Customer Service
Arepa Zone

Food Truck Design of the Year
Crepes Parfait

Best New Food Truck

Breakthrough Dish

Best Five Buck Bite
Korean BBQ Taco Box

Best in Show
Red Hook Lobster 

Kids Zone


Throughout the whole day kids enjoyed activities such as giant connect four, a moon bounce and arts and crafts. At the arts and crafts station children had the chance to decorate their very own food truck. 

In addition to the arts and crafts children had the opportunity to participate in classes throughout the day. Kids made buffalo chicken rollups and fruit salsa with Teen Chef, Jordan Weber; Decorated cookies with Rutabaga Sweets (Hill Center), Got an energy boost making smoothies with Good Market, and finally had a blast in Beloved Yoga's Kids class centered around being thankful for the nature around us. 


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