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Dubai Claims Record For World's Largest Chef Gathering

[Photos: @Dubai_DTCM]

Because there's a world record for just about anything, Dubai is apparently the latest holder of the record for the world's largest gathering of chefs. World Record Academy reports that the United Arab Emirates tourism board and the Emirates Culinary Guild teamed up to bring in cooks from across the UAE to Dubai's Meydan racecourse all in hopes of breaking a Guinness World Record that was only just set in South Korea last May.

Organizers needed more than 2011 chefs to break the South Korean record and, according to Emirates 24/7, the plan was "to break the previous record by not just a few but by a few hundreds." And, indeed, World Record Academy claims there were 2,847 "people wearing chef whites" in attendance — which leaves some question, perhaps, whether these were all working chefs or just people in chef costumes? Either way, there sure were a whole lot of people dressed in chef whites and an official-looking Guinness World Records certificate for the effort.

· Largest Gathering of Chefs in One Place [World Record Academy]
· All World Record Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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