Chadron State College
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CSC, Creative Dining share in world record

April 30, 2018

taco record
Creative Dining Services employees celebrate as they complete filling and folding 2,017 tacos in an attempt to set the world's record Friday, April 21, 2017 in the Chicoine Center. Photo by Tena L. Cook/Chadron State College)

CHADRON – Although it took more than a year to confirm, Chadron State College and Creative Dining Services now share a world record. Recently, the Guinness World Records organization officially recognized CSC and Creative Dining Services for having the longest line of tacos during an event in Chadron April 21, 2017.

Thirty-four Creative Dining Services’ employees and 24 volunteers worked together to create a line of 2,017 softshell tacos during Spring Daze festivities in 2017. Once the taco line was verified by judges, examined by a health inspector and measured by a surveyor, students and the public were allowed to eat free tacos.

“Breaking the record had been a goal for Creative Dining Services for a number of years,” said Creative Dining Services Retail Manager Amber James. “It took almost a full year to get all of the pieces in place from the amount of food to the correct inspectors, witnesses, judges and film crew.”

James said Creative Dining Services also benefitted from vendor donations from Shamrock, Reinhart, Howlin’ Coyote and Core Mark.

“The event was awesome and now record-setting,” said Creative Dining Services Director Tracy Shuck. “I’m thankful for my staff for their hard work to accomplish the feat and we can cross world record off our bucket lists.”


—Alex Helmbrecht, Director of College Relations