Worlds Longest Pizza
NAPLES, Italy — 100 chefs gathered in Naples, Italy to create a pizza stretching over 6,082 feet—that’s 1.15 miles long, which sets the new world record for the Longest Pizza, according to the World Record Academy.
- The world’s longest pizza was made in Naples and is 1.8km long;
- It took 250 pizza makers six hours and 11 minutes;
- They used 2,000kg (4,400lbs) of flour;
- 1,600kg (3,300lbs) of tomato sauce;
- 2,000kg (4,400lbs) of mozzarella cheese;
- 200 litres of oil; and
- 30kg of basil.
The Guinness World Records world record for the longest line of pizzas measured 541.8 m (1,777 ft 10 in) and was achieved by the Van Duzer Foundation and the St. Lucie County Education Foundation (both USA) in Fort Pierce, Florida, USA, on 16 May 2009.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most pizzas made in one hour by a team is 837 and was achieved by staff from Domino’s Pizza Australia and New Zealand at the Domino’s Pizza store in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia on 21 January 2012.
Once the portions were assembled, the Neopolitan style pie was cooked using five specially-made portable wood fire ovens.
The mouth-watering attempt, which took place during the ‘L’Unione Fa La Pizza’ event, was organized by Oramata, the company behind Napoli Pizza Village, in partnership with Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani, City of Naples, and the Univerde Foundation.
After the record was confirmed, tourists and locals were able to help themselves to a slice of the world’s longest pie. The remaining pizza was handed out to the hungry and others in need at the Camper Onlus Association, the Italian Red Cross and the Chicchi di Grano Association.
The previous world record for the longest pizza was 5,234 ft 4.8 inches, created by La Pizza+1 of Sante Ludovico, NIPfood of Dovilio Nardi and Tomato World Week at Milan’s Expo in June last year.