NEW WORLD RECORD:
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Longest Line of Pizzas-world record set
by Costa Cruises
12] SYDNEY, Australia--Costa
Cruises has made history in Sydney by breaking the
World Record for the longest pizza line, as part of their
60th birthday celebrations.
The world record was broken when 826 freshly-cooked
pizzas stretching 221 metres were lined up on Norton St in
Sydney’s Italian quarter of Leichhardt.
Costa Cruises Pizzas set new World Record
The line was equal to the length of Costa
ship, Costa Classica, which will be based in the Asia Pacific
from May 2009.
Led by Sydney chef Ashley Hughes from the restaurant
Alio, 25 Sydney chefs tackled the pizza-making challenge,
which used more than 500 kilograms of flour, 250 litres of
tomato sauce and 350 kilograms of mozzarella cheese.
Thousands of spectators turned up to watch the
feat, which started in the early hours of the morning and
finished at 1pm.
After the world record was broken, the pizzas
were collected by food rescue organisation, OzHarvest, for
delivery to local charities to feed the homeless and disadvantaged.
donating $10 for every metre of pizza and hundreds of locals
participating in the charity event, more than $5000 was raised
for Variety, the children’s charity.
Cruises Sales and Marketing Director (Pacific-Asia),
Dario Rustico, said the cruise line was excited to support
such a memorable event in Sydney.
“Italians know how to celebrate in style,
and this record-breaking pizza line will no doubt be remembered
for some time,” Mr Rustico said.
“I can think of no better way to celebrate Costa
Cruises ’ 60th birthday in Australia, than to work
with the local community and charities on this event.”
Born of Italian heritage and style 60 years
Cruises boasts 12 magnificent modern cruise ships
in Europe, Asia, South America, Caribbean and the Middle East,
all designed with comfort and entertainment in mind.
The record broke the
previous pizza-line record, made only 3 weeks ago in Fort
Pierce, Florida. The owner of a Fort Pierce, Fla., pizzeria
said he was surprised to hear his
recent world record for the longest line of pizzas may
have already been broken.
are made to break," Van Duzer said. "But I was anticipating
it to last a little longer than three weeks."
Van Duzer said he and his team still have one
victory to celebrate -- their
event raised about $8,600 for a firefighter whose home
was destroyed by a wildfire, while the Sydney event raised
"At least we
beat 'em there," Van Duzer said.