Rungis Market in the Guinness Book of Records for the World’s Longest Table!
April 1, 2019
On Sunday, March 17th, 2019, Rungis’s performance was entered in the Guinness Book of Records, for accommodating more than 2,000 people around a 401.02 meters long table, across two pavilions of fruits and vegetables. A world record that the wholesale market wanted to achieve for its 50th anniversary. Officials from the Guinness Book of Records approved the bid, which beat the previous record of the world’s longest table of 342 metres long.
As for the preparation of the dishes, “the finest professionals, the best apprentices, the best French workers and interprofessionals took turns to beautifully offer products carefully selected by the market’s wholesalers,” as shared by Stéphane Layani, CEO of the Rungis Market.
Catering was in the hands of Ferrandi Paris, the famous French school of gastronomy and hotel management.
The many commentaries on social networks testify to the great success of this historic event.
Rungis, seven kilometres south of Paris, replaced the old market in the heart of Paris, Les Halles, when it was closed in 1969. It is the world's biggest fresh produce market, covering 234 hectares (580 acres) and employing 12,000 wholesalers, producers, porters, restaurateurs and other workers in 1,200 separate businesses.The Rungis Market is also looking to the future of its talents thanks to Rungis Académie, its training center dedicated to the professions that guarantee the wealth and transmission of market know-how