Friday, April 9, 2010
plate of nachos - world record set by Northstar Church
FRISCO, TX, USA -- Frisco’s Northstar Church
welcomed 355 teens and their parents to build a 3,555 pounds,
48-foot-long tray of nachos loaded with chips, cheese, salsa
and jalapenos - setting the new world record for the Largest
plate of nachos.
Photo: The group of 355 nacho-making
youngsters cheers the end product: 3,555 pounds of munchy
nachos and a new world record for the Largest
plate of nachos
previous Guinness world record for the Largest
plate of nachos was a 3,158-pound plate of nachos,
set in 2008 by a restaurant in Richmond, VA
A custom plate, 48-feet long and 4-feet
wide, was built to hold 2,200 pounds of yellow tortilla chips,
600 pounds of nacho cheese, 200 pounds of shredded cheddar
cheese, 250 pounds of sour cream, 250 pounds of jalapeños,
and 200 pounds of picante sauce.
After the chips came the nacho cheese,
the picante sauce and the jalapenos. Then came the heat lamps
borrowed from local auto body shops to cook the concoction.
The final weight: 3,555.25 pounds.
John Cantrell Jr. punched in numbers
on his Hewlett Packard 32sII scientific calculator. Cantrell,
who is certified by the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying,
was enlisted to fulfill the requirement to officially measure
this record-breaking attempt.
“We felt this record rightfully
belonged in Texas,” said Assistant Pastor Chris Lindberg,
who's been dreaming for years of breaking into the record
“Our philosophy is to be irresistible to
teens and their families. As you can see, we offer a fun and
meaningful was for students to grow mentally, physically,
socially and spiritually.”
“We had to document everything from
hand washing to the weight of ingredients on packages,” Lindberg
said. “A fellow was here from Texas’s weights and measures
the entire night.” The church also had to get approval from
the city's health board for the trough design and the food
The project is part of Arora,
the youth ministry of Northstar Church, now housed in their
new building at 7125 Legacy Drive.
Every Wednesday night Arora
provides a cost-free, alcohol-free and drug-free event for
students in 6th through 12th grades. Teens enjoy live music,
billiards, carpet-ball and the largest video game screen in
The effort extends beyond Frisco. Church
leaders say Arora
offers a fun and meaningful way for Dallas youth to grow mentally,
physically, socially and spiritually. As for the nachos, records
were made to be broken.
Organizers offer up a big "thanks" to the
sponsors of the historic nacho-making event: Snyder’s of Hanover
and Dr Pepper. Their donations and assistance made the event
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Friday, April 9, 2010