Food Network-inspired battle will hit LA on Sept. 8

When: Back to Calendar September 8, 2012 @ 11:15 am - 5:00 pm
Where: The Art Institute in Santa Monica
2900 31st St
Santa Monica,CA 90405
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Contact: Sandra A. Bernardo
Tags: India Jones Chow Truck The AI food truck The Art Institute of California The Great Food Truck Race

The Art Institutes Food Truck Tour Challenges Local Food Truck Favorites

 Food Network-inspired battle will hit LA on Sept. 8 against India Jones Chow Truck


The Art Institutes is on tour with its own “mobile restaurant” with talented culinary students from The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California –  Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University, putting their skills to work as head chefs for a challenge.


Up for the heated matchup against the students is India Jones Chow Truck, which serves authentic Indian street food throughout Greater Los Angeles. Also, on-site for patrons to try will be The Fry Girl and Sky’s Gourmet Tacos who are offering sample size dishes.


Judging the competition will be the Lime Truck’s Jesse Brockman who was the winner from the last season of The Great Food Truck Race and a 2009 alumnus of The Art Institute of California – Orange County.



The Art Institutes (Ai) Food Truck Tour brings the excitement of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race-inspired cooking competitions to communities in Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. In a playful but competitive “battle” Art Institutes culinary students will challenge local food truck favorites to create a dish that includes a mystery ingredient.


The public is invited to this event to watch the competitions live, purchase tasting size portions of diverse cuisine from additional food trucks, see who wins the challenge and take photos on-site with celebrity chefs, at no cost to attend.



The local cooking challenge will take place on September 8, 2012 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Media encouraged to attend at 2:00 p.m.



The Art Institute of California –  Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University

2900 31st Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405


School parking lot between 2900 and 2950 buildings

  • ·       Culinary school students in “chef whites” at the grill and among the crowd
  • ·       Gathering of local food truck vendors interacting with student competitors
  • ·       Food Network talent with contestants and onlookers


The Art Institute of California –  Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University, is one of The Art Institutes (, a system of over 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes provide an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. Several institutions of The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.




Sandra A. Bernardo

Public Relations Manager

Western Region

3601 West Sunflower Avenue | Santa Ana, CA 92704
714.338.1303 p  |  714.227.5381 m



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