San Antonio Chefs Support World Record Attainment by Juanita's Foods

By: Brenden Mesch Filed under: Culinary

January 8, 2020

This weekend, chefs from Juanita's Foods with help from culinary students and instructors at The Art Institutes made history by setting the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest menudo soup during an event held at Juanita's headquarters in Wilmington, Calif. to celebrate National Menudo Month. A massive 300-gallon kettle was used to cook the traditional Mexican-style soup, which weighted 2,439 lbs. and was prepared with 980 lbs. of tripe in beef bone stock, 600 lbs. of Juanita's Original Mexican Style Hominy, and 171 lbs. of spices including a mix of Guajillo, Ancho, Arbol and Chipotle peppers.

Juanita's and The Art Institutes
Students and staff from The Art Institutes with Danise Jurado (center), Executive Director of Development of Dream Center LA.

"Soup is the taste of life at Juanita's. Today we are honored to share the tradition of menudo, one of our favorite soups, with our community and friends," said Aaron De La Torre, Juanita's CEO, maker of the #1 selling menudo in the U.S.

Check out this video that shows the Director of Culinary Arts for The Art Institute of San Antonio, Chef Gary Rice at work making the largest batch of Menudo!

About Juanita's 

Juanita's is a third generation family-owned and operated business based in Wilmington, California. Founded in 1946 by George de la Torre Sr. and his nephew, the company carries on a strong family tradition and business legacy by producing authentic home-style Mexican foods. Juanita's products include flavorful soups, sauces and stews made with the best quality ingredients and delivered ready to eat.

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