ATLANTA When members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. gathered about 22,000 people in Atlanta for its 67th Boule Dinner on July 13, they set a Guinness World Record for the largest plated dinner—breaking a mark the organization previously set in 2008. The dinner, which took place at Georgia World Congress Center, was part of the organization's biennial conference July 9 to 14. Levy Restaurants, Georgia World Congress Center's dining partner, brought in chefs and servers from across the United States to assist with the event.
Here's a look at the eye-popping numbers behind the event's production:
2,800 gallons of iced tea
50 equipment semi-trailers
22 refrigeration trucks
Three miles of baking sheet pans
Guinness World Records still has to certify the results, which would top the sorority's current record for the world's largest silver-service dinner, the 2008 Centennial Celebration Dinner for 16,206 people at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.