By Chris Fish
BREVARD -- Titusville, take cover, there is going to be a food war.
On Saturday, Dec. 1, "Food Truck Wars" will be making a stop in Titusville from 4-10 p.m. on U.S. 1, between Pine Street and Broad Avenue.
"Food Truck Wars," which is produced by Food Truck Crazy, Inc., is an event where 40 gourmet food trucks and their chefs from all over the state of Florida line the streets to compete against one another in five different categories.
These five categories include the Spirit Award, The People's Choice Award, Top Sales, Delectable Dessert and Casual Cuisine.
Celebrity chef judges, including Chef Jim Whaples, retired president of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, will determine the winners of the Casual Cuisine and Delectable Dessert awards.
Event-goers, many of whom are considered avid "foodies," will decide which truck will win the People's Choice award.
Liz Otts, president of Food Truck Crazy, Inc., said the event has a great atmosphere and has continued to grow since it first began in March.
"At our first event, 30,000 people came," she said. "Since then, we've had really great success with the event. It has been really fun working with Titusville. We are looking forward to it."
At the event, Main Street Titusville and the Titusville Downtown Merchant Association will work alongside food promoters to raise money in support of local charities.
Since it was first established, "Food Truck Wars" has raised more than $10,000 for the various communities that have hosted the event.
The event will feature free admission and will include a beer and wine garden, live music, featuring national recording artist Tony Wynn, and a free kid's area.
Ms. Otts said food prices are generally $6 to $8, but prices can run from $3 to $18.
"Food Truck Wars" will be in Titusville from 4-10 p.m. on U.S. 1, between Pine Street and Broad Avenue.