Inicia achieves the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest scrambled eggs
More than 8,000 portions have been distributed to needy families in the Caritas network
Bagatelle – Mauritius, 27th October 2018 – Inicia Ltée, a major Mauritian Agro-Industry company, has broken the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest Scrambled Eggs with a weight of 2.466 T on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.
Over 8000 portions of scrambled eggs have been distributed to needy families in the Caritas network, and some 2000 portions were distributed on the spot at Bagatelle to the public and to the staff of Inicia.
The 220 employees of Inicia have contributed towards breaking the previous record of 1.566 T which was achieved in Poland in 2014.
“The success of this GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title is the fruit of the hard-work of the Inicia team over the past few months. We did not only had to break the record in terms of weight, but we also had to ensure that the process were up to all food safety standards”, said Emmanuel Wiehe, CEO of Inicia, once the record was finally set.
The Food Handlers Certified staffs took 1 h 45 mins to break and whisk the 35,000 chilled eggs.
The president of the Mauritian Chefs Association, Chef Coopen, took the lead for the actual cooking of the scrambled eggs together with a team of 23 high calibre additional chefs, along with the 220 staffs of Inicia.
Key figures: GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ of the largest scrambled eggs
- 2,466 kg
- 6m x 4m giant pan
- 8000 portions for needy persons in the Caritas network
- 2000 portions distributed to the staffs of Inicia and public at Bagatelle
- 220 employees involved
- 35,000 eggs
- 375.37 kg butter
- 341.2 L milk
- 6.8 kg salt
- 2.43 kg pepper
‘Cooking scrambled eggs of this size is very challenging. First, the equipment had to be adequate. We did not only need giant equipment, but also quality ones. Inox 316 was used for the pan, the giant whisk and the rack. The cooking itself required a skillful application of the culinary techniques which we’ve acquired over time,’ says Chef Coopen.
Besides the 35,000 eggs, the other ingredients used for the preparation of this gargantuan dish were 375 kg of butter, 341 L of milk, 6.8 kg of salt, and 2.43 kg of pepper. The cooking time was nearly 3 hours long.
Upon completion, the record was officially recognised by Paulina Sapinska, the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ adjudicator who traveled to Mauritius from London to witness this world-class cooking performance.
Inicia has taken the initiative to share portions of the giant dish to the largest possible number of Mauritian. About 2,000 portions were distributed on the spot, and another 8,000 were distributed to many people in need all around the island through the Caritas networks. The distribution was made at:
- Cité Blaise, Pointe aux Sables
- Monc Mana/Crémation in Tranquebar
- Cité la cure
- Longère Elizabeth Ville, Baie-du-Tombeau
- Beryl, Barkly B-Bassin
- Cité Sainte Catherine, Saint-Pierre
- Cité Richelieu
- Cité Bois Marchand, Terre Rouge
- Résidence Solitaire, Solitude
- Abri de nuit Rose Belle
- Abri de nuit Port Louis
For Patricia Felicite, General Secretary of Caritas île Maurice, “Caritas is glad to be collaborating with Inicia on this project, as over and above the fact of being a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title holder, we are helping to feed some 8000 persons in our network today”.
Note that this is the only food related GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title which is held by a Mauritian Company.
About Inicia Ltée
Inicia is the largest egg production and distribution company in the country, with an annual commercialisation of 70,000,000 eggs. Founded by Jean-Baptiste Wiehe and Bernard Montocchio in 1978, the company has introduced the first-ever branded Mauritian egg and also grown vertically into related sectors such as chicks, poultry meat, and animal feed production, as well as farming equipment, veterinary, and pet products. Inicia is recognized as a major player in the agro sector in Mauritius.
The main brands commercialised by Inicia are:
- Label 60
- Big Dutchman