Most varieties of omelettes cooked in 10 minutes: India sets world record
KOLKATA, India -- 154 students from NIPS School of Hotel Management in Kolkata, India prepared 188 different varieties of omelettes in 10 minutes, (including salami omelette, apple omelette, and baby corn omelette), setting the new world record for the Most varieties of omelettes cooked in 10 minutes by a team,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: 154 students from NIPS School of Hotel Management in Kolkata, India prepared 188 different varieties of omelettes in 10 minutes. Photo: NIPS/WRA (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the largest omelette weighed 6.466 tonnes (14,225 lb 6 oz) and was achieved by the Câmara Municipal de Ferreira do Zêzere (Ferreira do Zêzere City Council, Portugal) in Santarém, Portugal.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most expensive omelette commercially available, set by the Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata which costs $1,000 (£528.90) and is featured on the menu at Norma's restaurant, Le Parker Meridien Hotel, New York, USA.
To witness this innovative event Minister of State for Sports Madan Mitra, Tabla maestro Pt. Tanmoy Bose, ex-cricketer Deep Dasgupta and Tollywood actress Nusrat Jahan were present on the occasion.
Salami omelette, apple omelette, baby corn omelette, banana omelette, almond omelette, capsicum omelette, Arabic omelette, cucumber omelette were some of the name of the omelettes that were cooked by the students.
After the event ended, Chef Gomes said: "The training that the participants underwent prior to the event involved hours and hours of practice, logistics and co-ordination, thus moulding their adherence to the 10-minute time limit.
"The sheer magnitude of the whole attempt can be gauged by the usage of ingredients native to all the corners of the earth – ranging from spaghetti, Chantilly, Goan spices, sweet corn to the ever favourite choco chips," he said.
"I am very proud of my students today for achieving this feat. It is not everyday that one finds his name in the record books," he added.
Mr. Ashif Shah, Director of the Institute sounded no less thrilled: "The achievement highlighted the important characteristic of teamwork: an essential ingredient for success in the Hospitality Industry. The mettle of the students was put to the sternest test through this challenge," he stated.
The Institute lined up 154 students, Faculty Members and Guardians of students in its sprawling lawns on 17th March 2012. Under the able guidance of Chef Joseph Uttam Gomes, Team NIPS was raring to go when the event was inaugurated by eminent celebrities from the fields of entertainment, politics and sports. Blue and white balloons were released to commemorate the occasion.
Chef Gomes was largely helped in this endeavor by Chef Samrat Dutta and Chef Ranabir Ray – eminent Food Production Trainers of the NIPS Group. The training that the participants underwent prior to the event involved hours and hours of practice, logistics and co-ordination, thus moulding their adherence to the 10-minute time limit.
All the omelettes prepared at the event were later donated to The Missionaries of Charity.