On July 8, friend of the Soup Kitchen Chef George Duran, in collaboration with the US Highbush Blueberry Council, attempted to build the tallest stack of blueberry pancakes on Good Morning America. They may not have won the world record, but thanks to the generosity of the US Highbush Blueberry Council, they do hold the record of the largest blueberry pancake donation to the Soup Kitchen.
Our guests were able to enjoy the delicious pancakes as part of our daily meal service and meal outreach programs during the week of July 8th. After making the donation, we spoke with Chef George about his blueberry pancake experience.
Chef George currently hosts shows on Food Network and TLC and is a regular culinary guest on Good Morning America. When the Blueberry Council approached him about building the tallest stack of blueberry pancakes, he got to work at his home kitchen in Vermont. As he prepared for the world-record attempt, he spoke to food scientists, engineers, and a physicist about how to make this happen. He also had the help of his children acting as taste-testers of the pancakes!
Chef George said that while he didn’t beat the record, “The real winner is the people who are going to be eating these delicious blueberry pancakes. They taste amazing, and when you serve them with fresh blueberries, there’s no better breakfast comfort food than blueberry pancakes.”
In addition to being the perfect delicious treat, blueberries have tons of nutrition in them – Chef George recommends adding blueberries into your pancakes at home to give them the extra boost of nutrition. We were proud to serve this special treat to our guests while ensuring that they receive key vitamins and nutrients to support their health.
Chef George and the US Highbush Blueberry Council are record-breakers in our book and we’re so glad that our guests were able to enjoy these delicious pancakes.