The world record for creating and serving dinner to guests has been broken by Etihad Airways inflight chef Sanjay Thakur on Mount Everest according to Arabian Business.
Thakur and fellow chef Soundararajan Palaniappan made the trip up the Earth’s highest mountain earlier this month, reaching the Everest Advanced High Camp and serving a meal at an altitude of 5,585 metres above sea level.
The goal of the challenge was to raise awareness of sustainability in the region, with all proceeds being donated to Altruistic Hands, a Nepal-based charity. Thakur said: “Coming from the Himalayas, I’ve grown up in awe of these mountains and it has been a huge personal achievement to combine my love of food and cooking with a remarkable project to promote sustainability and to help protect this unique part of the world.”
With limited supplies, Thakur and Palaniappan collected ingredients from the mountain itself and cooked the meal using solar energy. They also had to go through months of preparation including acclimatisation and fitness training.