World-renowned pastry guru, chef Alain Roby, will put the finishing touches on the “World’s Longest Candy Cane” in an attempt to obtain his third Guinness World Record in downtown Geneva, Illinois, December 8 at 7 p.m. The candy cane will stretch 40 ft., beginning at the Geneva Courthouse and stretching to the intersection in front of his All Chocolate Kitchen (ACK) at 33 South Third St.
Residents, neighbors and friends are invited to join Mayor Kevin R. Burns and watch Roby as he pulls sugar down festive Third Street. Holder of two Guinness World Records including World's Tallest Cooked Sugar Building and World's Tallest Chocolate Sculpture, Roby’s attempt for a three-peat record will set him over the top as the only pastry chef to hold three Guinness World Records. His award-winning cooked sugar building was 12 feet, 10 inches tall and chocolate sculpture was 20 feet, 8 inches tall.
A Certified Master Chef of Pastry and Sugar Artistry, and Hall of Fame member in both Pastry Art & Design and Chocolatier magazines, Roby is internationally known for his talent in creating sugar and chocolate masterpieces. ACK offers guests the opportunity to indulge in exquisite desserts and truffles from the finest grand cru-quality Belgian and Swiss chocolate. Roby and his team also create artistic sugar sculptures, as well as authentic Italian gelato with imported ingredients from Rome. His life-sized chocolate sculptures as seen on the Food Network are displayed at the cafe.