World’s biggest kebab creates Latchingdon firm,
A Business is celebrating creating the largest doner kebab in history, but it still won’t enter the record books.
The meaty monstrosity, which was produced by a team of 42 people from Kismet Kebabs, based at Milton House, in Maldon Road, Latching don, weighs in at over 2,000kg (314stone).
Standing at 6ft 3inches tall, it took over a week for staff to hand make the lamb kebab, which was created using quality cuts of meat and cost more than £4,000.
It has to be lifted by a forklift truck to and from the freezer.
Sadly the record cannot be made official and enter the Guinness World Records because it allegedly has to be cooked to qualify and burners large enough to accommodate the giant kebab simply don’t exist.
The existing world record is held by the Maroosh Lebanese Café in Albury, New South Wales, Australia, which made a 413kg kebab in October 2004.
Instead, the makers are intending to donate the mighty meat to the Colchester Garrison early next month for soldiers to enjoy, though catering staff there were unable to confirm anyone from Kismet Kebabs had been in touch.Kismet Kebabs managing director Peter Michael, said: “It was my idea really, I guess.
“In our industry they all use machinery. We are the only hand made merchants left. We are a local company and wanted to show that we can make any size of kebab.”
He added: “This is a great thing. If we had the freezer space we could have gone even bigger.”
Kismet Kebabs produces more than 50 tons of hand-made kebabs per week and is Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC) certified.