Woman bites at 2kg pizza challenge
TRACY Kajewski even shocked herself when she became the first person to eat each and every crumb of a 2kg pizza as part of Mangrove Jacks Pizza Eating Challenge.
Joined by three staff members from Whitsunday Food Service, the Strathdickie resident took to the challenge of eating the giant ‘meateater' pizza, not knowing she would be the first person of 12 so far to eat the entire pizza.
“I like a challenge so I thought I'd have a go,” she said.
“It came down to the wire. I had about a minute to go. Those last few bites were hard.”
Mangrove Jacks pizza chef Geoff Harrison said he was amazed to see the entire 2kg pizza devoured in under the one hour time limit.
With the ingredients being a 750g pizza base, 300g of barbecue sauce, 300g of cheese, 250g of ham, 200g of pepperoni and 150g of beef, onion and Spanish onion, Mr Harrison knew exactly what it took to eat the pizza.
“I was pretty surprised that a female did it because we've had some pretty big guys have a go and had two or three [of eight] slices to go,” he said.
“We decided to do it because we thought it was a really good idea.
“In my eyes we already do the best pizzas in Airlie, why not do the biggest.”
Despite finishing the entire pizza and going down in the history books as the first person to do so, Ms Kajewski said she would not be giving away her secret.
Mr Harrison encouraged anyone who believes they are up to the challenge to head to Mangrove Jacks.