Chichester students make the record book

C120679-1 Chi Smoothie  phot kate''''Abigail Shaks, 16, April Loft and Brandon Greenshields, 12, helping to make the Guiness World Recored for the biggest smoothie as part of the Food and Travel festival at Chichester College.C120679-1
C120679-1 Chi Smoothie phot kate''''Abigail Shaks, 16, April Loft and Brandon Greenshields, 12, helping to make the Guiness World Recored for the biggest smoothie as part of the Food and Travel festival at Chichester College.C120679-1

CLARE HAWKIN

STUDENTS at Chichester College whizzed into action last week blitzing the world record for the world’s biggest smoothie.

The hospitality and catering students made a mouthwatering blend using mountains of bananas, strawberries, yogurt and fruit juice donated from suppliers around the area.

Starting at 7am, they spent a busy morning chopping and pouring. Household appliance company Kenwood kindly provided the college with 20 food blenders so the ingredients could be pulverized before being poured into a huge vat donated by Portsmouth Water.

All this took place under the keen gaze of adjudicators from Thomas Eggar Solictors who confirmed the record broken, with students producing 1,280 litres of the juicy concoction.

The previous world record was 1,240 litres, set in America. Students aimed to break the record by creating 1,300 litres of smoothie but after exhausting the area of ingredients stopped 40 litres above the previous world record.

The challenge was largely completed by 15 Level 1 catering and hospitality students and their chef lecturer, Michael Oliver.

The world record bid was held as part of the college’s Food and Travel Festival which invited visitors to the Westgate Fields site to take a trip around the world and taste foods from different countries and watch demonstrations by chefs from the area.

Towards of the end of the challenge extra pairs of hands came on board, with staff and students from other departments deciding to pitcher in.

Student Chloe Wilkinson said: “It’s been really hard work but we all worked together to break the record. It was a really good experience but I’m not in a hurry to peel any more bananas soon. We are all really happy to have been involved in this challenge and proud to have broken the world record.”

Afterwards students and staff enjoyed the sweet taste of success by raising a glass of goodness in celebration of their achievement.