Now That's a Charcuterie Board!
Photos courtesy of Adolfo Camarillo High School
Have you ever been part of the excitement of attempting to set a Guinness World Record? Back in 2014, I was part of a group of 817 people who gathered at the Canadian National Exhibition attempting to break one. Organized by Kinder Canada, we were successful in setting the record for the most people to simultaneously unwrap and eat a candy. If I recall correctly, it was a hot day and by the time we unwrapped the chocolate it was totally melted!
When I heard the story of a California high school that was attempting to break the record for building and decorating the longest charcuterie board I was very intrigued. Admittedly, this feat required a lot more planning than simply unwrapping and eating a chocolate!
A total of 50 students in an architecture and product design class built the 204.7 foot-long board, planing and sanding down recycled school gym bleachers. Culinary students from a nearby high school then covered it with over 500 pounds of donated food. After the Guinness organization confirmed the record, the board was divided into sections and donated to organizations that had helped with the whole endeavour.
This inspirational story is a great example of what people can accomplish when they use teamwork and creativity. To learn all about this good news story, click here to read the attached article and watch the video coverage by Inside Edition. Congratulations from Exotherm Designs!