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
$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
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.
ALL FUNDS RECEIVED GO TO THE NEW ORLEANS AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY