Little Rock chefs, food trucks and the Food Network — this is a dream scenario, y'all.
Chef Donnie Ferneau (formerly of The 1836 Club and Good Food by Ferneau) is at the helm of an all new food truck in the latest season of Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race."
His wife Meaghan Ferneau and sous chef Amanda Ivy round out the team behind The Southern Frenchie, one of seven food trucks on a tour of the South, battling it out in terms of mastery of both the menu and the business.
"The Great Food Truck Race" is a six-episode series wherein food truck newbies compete for a $50,000 grand prize. Teams are provided with their dream food trucks, but one team is sent home after each city-themed challenge.
"Each summer our audience looks forward to taking a fast-paced, food-centric road trip with 'The Great Food Truck Race,'" Scripps Networks Interactive senior vice president of programming Courtney White said in a press release. "This season adds some Southern hospitality to the competition, and the teams hit the pavement running with fantastic food, unique concepts and the hunger to win."
Click here to learn more about the show and the competing teams.
The first episode premieres Sunday, Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. on Food Network. Tune in to find out how Chef Ferneau's team and The Southern Frenchie do!