Blind Veterans UK serving up buffet of culinary record-breaking attempts

1 July 2014 15:17

A team of catering staff from Blind Veterans UK, are set to take on a smorgasbord of culinary world records to raise awareness for the charity.

The team's challenge will include scoffing Ferrero Rocher chocolates, eating jelly with chopsticks and peeling and eating a kiwi fruit. The team, which is based at Blind Veterans UK's Llandudno Centre, includes staff from the centre's catering contractors, T(n)S Catering Management Limited.

This will be the second year that the team have set themselves the challenge of cooking up a batch of Guinness World Record attempts - the group attempted four culinary-themed records in 2013.

The record attempts are due to take place at Blind Veterans UK's centre in Llandudno, Wales which supports blind veterans from across the UK. The charity's blind veterans are being invited to join with staff and volunteers to help secure a place in the record books for Blind Veterans UK.

Tom Bestwick, Operations Manager at T(n)S, said: "After last year's record-breaking success, we wanted to go that little bit further and make sure that T(n)S and Blind Veterans UK can have their cake and eat it.

"We knew that we were unlikely to break all our records in a single sitting last year - so we're re-attempting the challenge to eat 15 Ferrero Rocher in under three minutes and 59 seconds. We're going to need to carefully plan the feat to beat it, but we have every confidence that this will be the year when we set a new record.

"Though the record-breaking attempts are going to be good fun, there's also a serious side - we're hoping to bring attention to the amazing work that Blind Veterans UK does for vision impaired ex-Service men and women. For this reason, we're also going to be trying to catch tennis balls blindfolded."

The team is also hoping to beat the record for eating over 610g of jelly with chopsticks in under one minute; peel and eat a kiwi fruit in under 5.35 seconds and catch 11 tennis balls in a minute whilst blindfolded.

This will not be the first time Blind Veterans UK have set out to smash world records; blind veteran and Llandudno local Billy Baxter currently holds the world record for fastest blind motorcyclist.

The record attempts will take place at the Blind Veterans Centre on Queen's Road, Llandudno, at 9.30am on Tuesday 12 August 2014. To find out about events at our centres that are happening near you, please visit our events calendar.