Largest guacamole serving-world record set
by Miami-Dade students
HOMESTEAD, Fla., USA -- Culinary students from
culinary/agricultural programs at South Dade Senior High,
John A. Ferguson Senior High, Robert Morgan Senior
High and Homestead Senior High prepared a gigantic
guacamole batch that weighed 4,114 pounds-which sets the new
world record for the Largest
The event, called the Holy Moly Redland
Guacamole Celebration, at Schnelby
Winery in Redland raised money for the culinary programs
at John A. Ferguson, Robert Morgan, South Dade and Homestead
Guacamole is an avocado-based dip which
originated in Mexico. Guacamole was originally made by the
Aztecs by mashing ripe avocados with a molcajete (mortar and
pestle) and adding tomatoes and salt.
Ingredients: Ripe avocados, tomatoes,
onions, lime or lemon juice, and salt are common to most recipes.
Lime juice is added for flavor, and to slow the enzyme causing
browning. Other common ingredients include cilantro (coriander),
black pepper, jalapenos, garlic, etc.
It took about 500 pounds of tomatoes, 100
pounds of mayonnaise, 500 limes and 3,500 pounds of avocados.
The ingredients were donated by Fresh King Farms and the Krome
Some students juiced limes. Others pealed
and squashed avocados. A few mixed the ingredients together.
They worked until they filled a 13-gallon bucket with guacamole.
Then they dumped it into a giant dumpster-looking cooler to
Fresh King co-owner Peter Schnebly,
his wife and Fresh King co-owner Denisse Serge, and
high school agriculture teacher Will Dukes developed
the three-day “Holy Moly Redland Guacamole Celebration”
— which also featured avocado recipe competitions, food, music
and dancing — to generate money for area high school culinary
and agricultural programs and to increase awareness for Florida’s
green skin avocados.
Peter Schnebly said he plans to sponsor
the festival annually. This year’s event attracted 1,000 people,
much more than the 300-400 attendees organizers expected.
The fundraiser made about $4,800 from
the finished guacamole that was sold to benefit the schools.
Schnebly also wants to use funds generated by the event to
start a culinary institute in the Redlands area of Homestead
and Florida City to train south Florida high school and college