The task itself seemed impossible at first but with the help of all the employees the kebab was produced.
First we started to think about how large we wanted to make this kebab. After much thought and planning we decided that we had to build this kebab to the largest possible size we could. We designed the kebab to be jut over 6ft tall but any larger it wouldn’t have been able to be moved.
It took our team of 42 employees to produce the world’s largest kebab in just an amazing five days.
Once the kebab was completed on the fifth day, it stood at an amazing 6ft 3 inches and weighed just over 2 tonnes (441lb or 314 stone). Taller than any of our employees.
To cook this kebab we would have to manufacture a machine to fit the kebab. Unfortunately we could not find a company to produce such a large machine. After coming so far to produce the kebab we really wanted it to be cooked. We then approached the British army who suggested that there was a chance they could support us on cooking this kebab.
On 16 June 2011 the army invited us to attend the Parachute Regiment’s medal parade at Colchester Merville Barracks where we transported and cooked the kebab for all the troops and their families.
The day turned out to be a huge success and it was a pleasure for Kismet Kebabs to have the opportunity to show our support for the troops.
Peter Michael, Co-President/Sales Director, said, on the day, “Our motivation in making the giant kebab was to do something spectacular to show our support to our troops, who put themselves at risk in all our names. These guys deserve all the praise and support we can give them; feeling them today is just a small gesture from my company.
The Army looked at ways to cook it and decided that it couldn’t be done. If these guys can’t do it no-one can! Instead we set up a kitchen at the barracks and cooked 2,000 complimentary kebabs, and would happily do the same again to show our support for the Army.”
Captain Kevin Finch, who is in charge of logistics at Colchester Garrison said: “We are very grateful to Kismet Kebabs for their generous support to Colcheter Garrison and The Parachute Regiment’s medal parade. It is a great moral boost ot know that we have the support of local businesses. The kebab that Kismet has made is a magnificent achievement and we are happy to have played a small in setting a record.”