The worlds longest pizza record is now in the USA cooked in Fontana

When someone says hey lets make the longest pizza ever made, get it qualified by the Guinness Book of World Records and steal the record from the birthplace of pizza Southern California makes sense. The weather here is almost always sunny and warm and we rarely to we see a rain cloud. Then you need a location right? Most would say do it at the Rose Bowl, Colosseum or even Dodger stadium right? Nope when the Carson, Ca based company who first dreamed up this idea thought of a location the Inland Empire was their choice smack dab at the Auto Club Speedway home of California NASCAR Racing.

The old record was held by Italy with a length of 6,082 ft in 2016 when the owner of Italforni USA saw that the record was outside of the US he said this record needs to be brought here. The old record was 6,082 feet in Italy the plans were to mash that record by thousands of feet but a few mishaps in the pizza making process left the US team to beat the old record by 251 feet.

The day didn’t go off without a hitch or two. The first problem was when they lost time and feet to the pizza bunching up inside the ovens and burning up. The second problem came when the scaffold got caught under the rolling oven and stopped the progress. Both times the team overcame each obstacle and regrouped. Part of this 24 hour process was Fontana Pizza Restaurant Owner Jose Torres of My NY Pizza. Jose can be seen below helping the group repair a broken part of the pizza cooking process.

What didn’t end up qualifying for a world record for the simple fact that there was not a category for it was the massive curving scaffold that went for 1.3 miles. At Pac scaffold a scaffolding supplier supplied the miles of equipment for the event and multiple scaffold installation companies from the Inland Empire built the massive cooking surface for the world record pizza.

The new record pizza was done with 8007 lbs of dough, 3602 lbs of cheese and 5604 lbs of sauce. To top that off the Italforni USA employee Elmer thought up and was the lead person behind the design of this massive 3 oven rolling cooking contraption. Jason form PizzaOvens.com told us that for the event that they had twelve one hundred gallon propane tanks to heat these ovens at 900 degrees for over 20 hours.

 

World’s Longest Pizza 2017 Comes To Fontana

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World’s Longest Pizza 2017-Fontana, CA

PizzaOvens.com and sponsors announce that they will be attempting to break the Longest Pizza World Record at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California on April 9 th, 2017. The event is scheduled to run from 10AM to 7PM and is free and open to the public. Records are made to be broken. For leading pizza oven and equipment company, PizzaOvens.com, breaking the World’s Longest Pizza record was too tempting to resist. Backed by a team of top names in the pizza industry including Tony Gemignani, Giulio Adriani, Tom Lehmann, John Arena, Fred Mortati, Massimo Balacchi and Jimmy DeSisto, the event is destined to be a big success.

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All proceeds raised and the finished pizza will be donated to local charities and food banks. America and pizza certainly go hand in hand. The fact that the Guinness World Record for World’s Longest Pizza is being held outside of the United States is unfathomable. PizzaOvens.com has accepted the challenge, recently announcing that it (along with a few hundred friends) will be taking on the challenge to break the record on a fun and exciting day at Auto Club Speedway on April 9th 2017.

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Plenty of food and entertainment will be available to keep things lively with all the proceeds and food going to local homeless shelters and food banks. Not surprisingly, excitement surrounding the event is high. “Breaking records is a big part of anyone’s spiritual journey” commented Fash Asvadi, director at PizzaOvens.com & Italforni USA Ovens. “Facing challenges and pushing the envelope makes us better beings. With all the fun involved with a project like this and the fact that in this process we are sharing something with others less fortunate, it is not a surprise that the attempt has been received with true enthusiasm at every level.”

Official sponsors of the Longest Pizza World record challenge include Pizzaovens.com, Doghouse Carts, Italforni Authentic Italian ovens, Orlando Foods distributors for the Caputo flour and Ciao brands, Scaffold Works and Capstone Scaffolding with their amazing 7000’ scaffolding, SoCal Gas, Sysco providing the Riserva Cheese by Arrezzio, TFX Non-Stick and Venice Bakery with their generous contributions of the dough handling and preparation for the event. According to the Longest Pizza team, the April 9th challenge will be an attempt to make a 7000′ [2.13Km] pizza, that’s not just long but looks and tastes great. An official from the Guinness Book of Records will be present to document the challenge and officially judge the record attempt. Auto Club Speedway of California is located 45 minutes north east of Down Town Los Angeles, making it an easy drive for anyone not wanting to miss this potentially historic and indescribably fun day in America’s pizza time line.

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