Tri-C Makes World's Largest Pierogi

(photo courtesy of Cuyahoga Community College)

CLEVELAND - What’s for dinner tonight? How about a record-breaking 215.5-pound pierogi made at the Hospitality Management Center of Excellence at Cuyahoga Community College.

More than 20 students and chef instructors worked from morning to night producing the cheese-and-potato-packed monster. The dumpling measured roughly 42 inches long, 20 inches wide and 5 inches high.

The team made the record-breaking pierogi for the opening night of Tri-C’s Cleveland Eats Culinary Festival, which is taking place on the Mall B outdoor event space above the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.

The pierogi symbolizes just how BIG Cleveland’s culinary scene has grown. It easily topped the 123-pound pierogi now recognized as the world’s largest by the Guinness World Records. That appetizer was made in Pittsburgh in 2014.

Tri-C intends to submit documentation to have its pierogi verified as the record holder.

Cleveland Eats continues from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, when more than 30 of the city’s top chefs and brewers turn Mall B into the world’s tastiest location. For details, visit

As for the record-breaking pierogi, leftovers are not expected.

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