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Holley native wins $50K grand prize on food truck challenge

Food Network: Nick Hunter, Steven Klatt (center) and Brandon Lapp are teammates in Braised in the South which won the Food Network’s “Great Food Truck Race.” Klatt is a Holley graduate.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 September 2017 at 10:42 pm

CLARENDON – When the winning team was announced on the Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race, the Clarendon Rec Hall crowd jumped out of their seats and hollered in joy.

Steven Klatt, 31, and his teammates on Braised in the South took home the top prize, $50,000. Klatt grew up in Clarendon and graduated from Holley. He is the son of Ryan Klatt and Susan Colby, the Clarendon town clerk.

Susan Colby, standing, jumps out of her seat after her son’s team won the “Great Food Truck Race” on the Food Network. The show aired from 9 to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Colby watched the finals at a viewing party at the Clarendon Rec Hall with about two dozen people. She had tears rolling down her face after Klatt and his team won the grand prize.

“We’re pretty darn proud,” Colby said. “He deserves all the credit.”

Braised in the South is based in Charlotte, South Carolina. It faced Mr. Po’ Boys from Dallas, Texas, in the finals in Savannah, Ga.

The team that sells the most food is the winner. Braised in the South created dishes with shellfish, scallops and clams to win the finals.

The competition features Southern-style food. The Great Food Truck Race started with seven teams, but each week one is eliminated, the team with lowest sales.

Susan Colby, right, watches the show wearing a Braised in the South shirt.

Colby said her son and his teammates are planning to go into the food truck business. They all work as chefs in Charleston.

Klatt and his wife have two children.

“It’s the most humbling experience I’ve ever been a part of,” Klatt said on the show. “It’s all worth it.”

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