The Guinness World Record for the longest line of pies has been broken. Over 100 chefs from across the UAE joined forces on 4 January, producing a total 2,209 pies, all with a special ingredient: USA pears.
Twelve teams participated in the push for a new world record, with representatives from the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel DDC, Madinat Jumeirah, Le Meridien Airport, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Crowne Plaza Shaikh Zayed Road, Waldorf Astoria DIFC, Double Tree by Hilton JBR, Bakemart, Emirates Flight Catering, Caesars Bluewaters Dubai, Sarood Hospitality and the team of students from International Centre for Culinary Arts Dubai (ICCA) all involved.
Each chef used the same pear pie recipe, using approximately 2.5 tonnes of pears to achieve the record. Upon achieving the Guinness World Record, the pies were donated to charity.
Danny Hickson, events and production manager of the Guinness World Records and the official judge of the event, said he was excited to announce the new Guinness World Record.
“The existing record was 1,608 pies, set in 2016," said Hickson.
Guidelines were checked by Hickson, and several important rules had to be achieved for USA Pears to earn the reward. Pies were required to be within 6-10 inches wide and placed in a continuous line, and no food could be wasted.
The event was streamed on Facebook Live, reaching over 17,000 viewers. USA Pears said the event reached more than 30,000 people including many importers, retailers and traders of fruits and vegetables, as well as capturing attention in foodservice and consumer segments.