Food Network Canada's Bob Blumer attempts to break the Guinness World
Record(TM) for Most Pizzas Made in One Hour

  • Event takes place live Sun., July 4 at 2 p.m. ET at the Corso Italia Festival in Toronto
  • Attempt shot for an episode of Food Network's "Glutton for Punishment" by Paperny Films

TORONTO, June 21 /CNW/ - Competitive adrenaline-junkie Bob Blumer is back for a record breaking season of the award-winning Food Network series "Glutton for Punishment." In each episode of season five (6 x 30'), Blumer will attempt to break a different food-related Guinness World Record. At 2 p.m. ET on Sun., July 4, during Toronto's Corso Italia Festival, Blumer will set out to break the Guinness World Record for Most Pizzas Made in One Hour by an individual. The event will take place at the corner of St. Clair West and Greenlaw Avenue. The public and media are welcome to attend. All of Blumer's pizzas will be served to the audience.

The current Guinness World Record is a mind-boggling 142 pizzas set in 2008 by Donnie Rush, a Dominos Pizza general manager in Gulfport, Mississippi. That is one 12-inch pizza every 25 seconds. Rush beat the previous record of 93 pizzas.

"When you really think about it, I pretty much have to make a pizza every 20 seconds," says Bob Blumer, host, "Glutton for Punishment." "So I am trying not to think about it."

PLEASE NOTE: Bob Blumer is available for media interviews the morning of Mon., June 28; after his record-breaking attempt on Sun., July 4; and on Mon., July 5.

The Corso Italia Festival, held on July 3 and 4, 2010, is one of the busiest food, music and cultural celebrations in Toronto. On Sun., July 4 at 2 p.m., in intense summer heat with hundreds watching, the pressure will be on Bob to stretch, sauce, top and bake his pizzas faster than any one person has ever done before.

To prepare for this crazy feat, Bob will get a pizza making crash course under the tutelage of celebrity chef Massimo Capra of Mistura and Sopra Lounge fame. He will also be schooled in the fine art of dough stretching by caterer and pizza aficionado Pino Padula from Chef on 2 Wheels.

The record-breaking edition of "Glutton for Punishment" airs on the Food Network Canada in January 2011 and is produced by Paperny Films. Bob Blumer previously broke the Guinness World Record for the Most Pancakes Made in One Hour during the Calgary Stampede in 2008 by single-handedly making 559 pancakes. He set the record by just four pancakes for a total of 559 pancakes, beating the previous record of 555.


Guinness World Record attempt
Most pizza made in one hour by an individual

WHO: Bob Blumer, creator and host of "Glutton for Punishment"

Sunday, July 4 2010
2 p.m. ET

WHERE: Corner of St. Clair Ave West and Greenlaw Avenue during the Corso Italia Festival

Paperny Films Inc., founded in 1994 by David Paperny and Audrey Mehler, is an independent, Vancouver-based production company that has garnered worldwide acclaim for its provocative, innovative, and entertaining television programming. From groundbreaking documentaries to reality television series to lifestyle programming, Paperny Films excels in capturing the essence of human stories.

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