A loaf of bread weighing 180 kgs, a 14-foot-long pie, a sugar cube structure made of 14,353 smaller cubes and a ‘maalpua’ covering an area of 32 square feet. Well no, these not the preparations in Kumbhkaran’s royal kitchen, but things that brought accolades to Jaipur, thanks to our very own Professor Manoj Srivastava.
49-years-old Manoj Srivastava is head of the School of Hotel Management at Manipal University’s Jaipur campus and one among 13 people who have been awarded the “honorary doctorate” in record breaking.
This epic journey started when Srivastava made his first world record by creating the world’s biggest piece of bread, weighing 180 kilos, in the year 2008. Since then, there was no looking back.
He made world’s biggest pie, which was 14 feet long and 6 feet wide and weighed 365 kgs, in a course of 12 hours with the help of 60 students in the year 2013. Then in the very next year, 2014, her created a five feet long and five feet wide sugar cube in three days with a team of 11 students.
The chef professor’s fourth world record was the Greek dish – ‘Moussaka’. It weighed 800 kg and was 12 feet long and 6 feet wide. The French ‘Vegetable Au Gratin’ weighing 560 kg and covering an area of 96 square feet, a ‘maalpua’ weighing 62 kgs, and 8 feet long and 4 feet wide Italian ‘Socca’ flatbread are his other feats registered in the Limca Book of Records.
A record holder of in-total 8 Limca Book records, this Jaipur based Chef & Professor has the highest number of records made by any individual. A much-elated Srivastava told PTI, “Whenever I am planning to break a world record, it needs a lot of research and months go in the process. At the same time there is a thrill when attempting such a feat, as well as a strange experience with its success,” he said. “After doing enough research on the proposed product, a proposal is sent to international office of Guinness Book or Limca Book of World Records for approval,”