Qatar successfully claimed two new Guinness world records yesterday for the Largest Bowl of Pasta and the Longest Line of Sandwich.
Despite the lashing rain, the Doha Golf Club was packed with students, media persons, and guests eager to witness the historic occasion as Al Markhiya Primary Independent Girls’ School and Wataniya Restaurants collaborated to stage the record-breaking event.
“We wanted to do something for Qatar, so we decided to work with Al Markhiya Independent Girls’ School. Two hundred fifty employees of Wataniya joined hands with 170 students from Al Markhiya School to turn the project into a reality,” Ghaith A Timani, Operations Manager of Wataniya Restaurants, told The Peninsula.
The world’s longest line of sandwich at the Doha Golf Club yesterday.
Al Markhiya School organised the event while Wataniya Restaurants provided the staff, specifically Sbarro Restaurant, said Nasser Beydoun, Chief Executive Officer, Wataniya Restaurants. He added that it took them almost two weeks to prepare for the event though the actual cooking preparation took less than a day.
With the cooking involving 500 kilos of salami and mortadella, 1,000 kilos of coleslaw, 200 kilos of mozzarella cheese, and other ingredients such as mushroom, onion, garlic, spices, special sbarro pasta, and buttter, it could be the biggest food preparation event Qatar has witnessed, said Kamal Mustapha, Corporate Chef.
Mustapha emphasised they made sure safety and cleanliness were a priority. Talal Omar, Adjudication Executive of Guinness World Records, announced the feat officially declaring that Qatar broke two records. Qatar upset Italy when it broke the record the European nation set just 20 days ago for the longest line of sandwich. With a length of 1,730 metres, the Wataniya Sandwich outpaced Italy by almost 200 metres. Measuring two metres wide and 6 metres long, the bowl of Pasta weighed a whopping 4, 430 kg breaking the record set by the US in 2004 at 3,336 kg.
Receiving the award yesterday from Guinness World Record officials were Samira Al Zoubi, Manager, Al Markhiya Primary Independent Girls’ School, and Nasser Beydoun, Chief Executive Officer, Wataniya Restaurants.
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