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Times Observer photos by Brian Ferry Alyssa Drosdale, Aden Safko and Roman Sheets serve their food truck featuring milkshakes and smoothies Thursday at Warren Family High School in a Consumer Science Food Truck Challenge.

Students in the Liwan Alexander family’s consumer science class came up with ideas for food trucks and prepared samples of dishes for a panel of five judges.

Students worked on the project for two weeks and had 15 minutes at the beginning of class to mix, heat, and prepare foods.

The possibilities weren’t endless, but there were a variety of foods available.

There was Mexican food and milkshakes. Hawaiian food and cake. Wandering about food, pizza, breakfast food, crepes, pancakes, snacks, coffee, even chicken and waffles.

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry Halee Mineweaser and Alyssa Anderson presenting their food truck as “We’re Looking forward to Pizza” Thursday at the Food Truck Challenge at Warren Family High School of Consumer Science.

The judges not only assessed tastes and aromas – every aspect of the presentation was considered.

Some food trucks were very sophisticated – although none were illegal. Some had lights, others had music, and most had windows and service doors. One of them was made of wood.

One of them was a cow riding on the roof. Another comic strip appeared. The breakfast club stars could be seen working on the breakfast bus and its owner/operators were wearing the parts.

There were full-color, laminated menus, bright, clever slogans and phrases, and bright colors.

Each group of one to five students gave a presentation about their truck, their food, and the work that made these things a reality.

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry Alan McAllister and Griffin Fox of El Toro drive their food truck into the Warren Area High School parking lot on Thursday after the first of three stages of the school’s family consumer food cart challenge. El Toro has been chosen as the biggest champion of the event.

One foot per judge Leo.

One group had trouble buying the glasses and painting them black spots to match the theme of a cow.

El Toro, which is headquartered in Burbank, California, according to its menu, took first place overall.

The menu included “pork” sandwiches.

The bespoke truck has a clear texture to its windows, authentic decorations, and a fine dining menu. And he was playing music.

The judges – Marcy Stanton, Scott Alexander, Jason Fisher, Kelly Goldthwaite, and Brian Ferry – were impressed by the originality and effort the students put into the trucks.

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