Monday, August 5, 2013
Largest Commercially Available Pizza: Texas breaks Guinness world record
SAN ANTONIO, TX, USA -- The Dirt Road Cookers baked a massive pie in attempt to break the Guinness World Records' record of 5.4 feet across and 20.25 square feet; Kurt Oefinger, head Chef and owner of Dirt Road Cookers catering, has lead a team of eight people who baked a massive 46.2 square-foot pizza, setting the new world record for the Largest commercially available pizza,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The World's largest commercially available pizza was 92 1/2 inches in diameter and weighed about 88 lbs. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest pizza commercially available is 1 m 37 cm (4 ft 6 in) by 1 m 37 cm (4 ft 6 in) and is sold at the Big Mama''s and Papa''s Pizzeria, Los angeles, California.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest collection of pizza-related items; it belongs to Brian Dwyer (USA) with 561 different items from all over the world, as of 31 July 2011, which he has been collecting since 2010.
Chef Kurt Oefinger, who leads to Hondo-based catering team, said they would be busting out their custom made oven to cook a total of four pizzas, all which will be available to spectators.
Oefinger and his team like to get creative with the toppings. Each pizza will be a little different from one another in toppings and design -- or even shape.
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