INDIA. Travel Food Services (TFS) Executive Chef Devwrat Jategaonkar has entered into the Guinness World Records with a margarine sculpture of the Trimurti (the Hindu trinity of gods, depicting Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh) – the world’s biggest free-standing sculpture made entirely of margarine.
Chef Devwrat, who oversees culinary activities at TFS (India’s largest travel F&B concessionaire), created the world record in Mumbai Domestic Airport’s arrivals terminal.
A special glass kiosk of size 16 feet x 10 feet was constructed and fitted with two air-conditioners, each weighing two tonnes, since maintaining temperature was key to the endeavour’s success. Every stage of the feat was recorded and signed off in the presence of witnesses.
The final Trimurti sculpture was 6.5 feet in height, 6 feet in length and 8.5 feet in depth. It did not have any supporting beams, wires or rods – key criteria for the record. The sculpture was on display for a month at the airport, drawing much attention from travellers, many keen to have selfies taken with it.
Chef Jategaonkar has been practicing the art of carving food for 21 years. He was the silver medallist for the International Culinary Olympics held in Germany in 2012 (a first silver medal for India) for his margarine sculpture ‘O Cinderella’, depicting the fairy tale at the point of the midnight hour. That competition attracted 1800 chefs from all over the world.
TFS Chief Operating Officer Gaurav Dewan said: “We were delighted to support Chef Devwrat for this endeavour. We as an organisation encourage and recognise talent of our people and this is an inspiring example wherein Chef Devwrat has gone ahead and created a Guinness World Record. He has made not only TFS, but India proud.”