The Food Truck Battle Royale is a juried competition which crowns the best Black Owned Food Trucks in Indianapolis. One champion will be awarded, and the winner will be determined on the day of the competition.

The Judge’s Choice competition will take place at 12:00 PM. A sample sized portion of the dish being entered will need to be ready by 11:30 AM for each judge to evaluate. Combatants will be scored out of ten across three categories: Execution, Appearance and Taste.



Battle Royale Registration


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Meet the Judges


Candace Boyd

Chief Foodie at Foodlovetog

Chef Lucky

Cake Artist // Zoë’s World of Cakes

Chef Oya Woodruff

Chef Oya’s The Trap






Chef TLC

Soul food and comfort classics are on the menu when Tonya L. Coleman — or Chef TLC — is cooking. Her big purple bus is always a sight for sore eyes whenever it rolls through Indianapolis, IN, and anybody who’s tried her food will attest that it’s beyond worth the wait. It’s nothing but tasty, feel-good eats at Chef TLC, so whether you’re going with a burger, a cheese-steak, a pork tenderloin sandwich, chicken tenders, tacos, nachos, peach cobbler, or any of her other delectable eats, you’ve got great things waiting for you on the other end of your order. And the best part? She caters. Book Chef TLC to handle things at your next event. MUST TRY Sandwich Combo — Any sandwich served with a side and 24oz Faygo!


Follow them on social media at

Instagram @chef_tlc

Facebook @justacook2017 


The Food Firm, LLC

“I am Mr. Kirt Maxey, locally operated food handling educator, seasonal concessionaire, caterer & Food Truck Owner. Your rice bowl is hot and filling. It’s a layered meal plated when ordered. It’s yellow rice, collard greens, black beans and protein (grilled or jerk chicken) or curried veggies on top if you don’t eat meat. None of the layers contain meat products except the protein layer. Do you want my food truck to pop up at your event? Is your event registered? Do you know what that means? Ask me. See you SOOOOON! Do you need your Manager’s ServSafe certification? The certification is valid for 5 years. Send confidential questions to or hit the CONTACT button on my website today. Monthly public classes available or let me know if you need a private class for your group at your location.”

Follow me on social media to see where I’ll be.


Duckett’s Seafood

Taste and see why we are one of the fastest growing seafood franchises in Indianapolis. We look forward to serving you in the near future.


J&J Taste of Home Catering

J and J a taste of home catering Is a licensed and insured caterer and food truck. We’re known on our food truck for our take on egg rolls and our homemade cakes and dessert. We have won the sweet potato festival twice with our odd couple egg rolls (Macaroni and cheese with sweet potatoes) and we sell out of our philly cheesesteak egg rolls often on the food truck.

Our egg rolls are not small in size and they are definitely not your average egg rolls. We look forward to you trying some of our products.


The Sweet Potato Catering, LLC

We offer Custom Made to order desserts!- Birthdays-Weddings- Family gatherings- Anniversaries – Just because Place your order for sweets and treats today!


Treats by Fee

I’m a licensed & insured baker with a shared commercial kitchen at the Indy’s Kitchen providing a variety of baked to order specialty cakes, cheesecakes and more. Also, available for birthdays, weddings, special occasions, vendor events & more.


Black Leaf Vegan

“We are a Family-owned and operated business who desires health for all communities in order live happy, healthy, and wealthy lives by providing life-sustaining, plant-based products that heal the mind, body and soul.”
Helping Humans live Healthier, the Environment remain awesome, and Animals stay alive!


Ubuntu FoodBus by Bind Cafe

Ubuntu FoodBus by Bind Cafe features a rotation of delicious international street food, served with the sole purpose of reminding us that our humanity is dependent on each other. #iambecauseyouare.

Beyond Barcodes Bookstore is a BIPOC centered, community minded, revolutionary bookstore driven to put books into the hands of ready readers.


5 Star BBQ

“Dana Sharp is an up and coming passionate chef that was first inspired by his mother’s cooking. Dana started doing cook-outs and holiday meals for friends and family. Soon Dana realized the path he wanted to take and enrolled into the Chef’s Academy in downtown Indianapolis. While in school, his passion grew for all regions of southern BBQ. Dana now has a catering business and with excitement is bringing a food truck to Indy reaching more people.


Goodies TrapTruck

“What are goodies? Goodies are fresh fruit covered in my secret home made candy coating. we have expanded from hustlin out the house to a food truck! Book us now for your next event! Contact us today for pick up, delivery, or to book your private event. 

Getcha goodies man…