We Did It

Come Help Us Set a Guinness® World Record!

Enjoy the World's Best Cheddar, AND Help Habitat for Humanity

September 23, 2010 • Noon - 2:00PM rain or shine

Fulton Square, New Orleans (click for map)

$5 and keep the handmade bowl

Chef John Folse & Company will be cooking the world's largest Mac and Cheese, using Cabot Creamery Cooperative's award-winning Cheddar Cheese and butter, on Thursday September 23rd on Fulton Square beginning at Noon, rain or shine.

Louisiana's own Chef John Folse, a Creole and Cajun expert, will be overseeing the cooking of the enormous Mac and Cheese, concocted in an giant cast iron kettle dating back to 1797.

The final Mac and Cheese dish will weigh about 2,100 pounds, easily establishing the Guinness® Book of World Records record. This colossal dish will be five times the amount of the current record which is only 414 pounds!

The all-you-can-eat Mac and Cheese will be sold for $5 and served in colorfully painted ceramic bowls made by participants of The Magnolia School, a nonprofit organization that serves adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities.

All proceeds from the event will benefit New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, which continues to empower families to transform their own lives. Since Katrina, with the help of the N.O. Area Habitat for Humanity, over 300 families have achieved their dreams of homeownership. In the past year, the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity has sheltered 93 new families with homes.

Guests are invited to buy some Mac & Cheese to take home. All left-overs will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans to help feed the hungry in the New Orleans area.

Fulton Square is being generously provided by Harrah's Resort and Casino for the event.

A New Orleans locals' favorite, Brown's Dairy, New Orleans' only local dairy, will provide the milk for the Mac and Cheese recipe. While King Arthur Flour, Cabot's fellow Vt company, is providing the flour for the massive serving of Mac & Cheese.

The National Association of Housing Cooperatives (NAHC) will proudly show their support for the record attempt when more then 300 of NAHC members descend upon New Orleans for the 2010 NAHC 50th Annual Conference, September 22-25. Hundreds of NAHC members will parade from their meeting to Fulton Square to attend and support the fundraising effort by purchasing individual bowls of Mac & Cheese.