Takeru Kobayashi to Attempt to Set World Record for Turkey Eating Wednesday in New York

New York resident, world champion competitive eater, will host event in front of a live crowd and across the globe via UStream (ustream.com/kobieats) before assisting neighbors in community events on Thanksgiving Day
By: Joe Favorito
Nov. 21, 2011 - PRLog -- On Wednesday, November 23, 2001, Thanksgiving Eve, New York resident Takeru Kobayashi will kick off the American holiday celebration with his new neighbors in the Big Apple (and fans across the globe via UStream) as he attempts to set the world record for, appropriately, turkey eating.

Throughout 2012, especially in the lead up to Independence Day, Kobayashi will be traveling the country to explore the best people, places and food America has to offer, while creating a platform to raise awareness for initiatives to combat hunger in various regions.

Says Kobayashi, "I have been blessed to be able to eat for a living, while many in the world go hungry.  I hope I can use my talent to raise awareness and funds to combat hunger across the America and across the globe."

“I am having my Thanksgiving dinner the night before so that I can spend Thursday volunteering in my community to help my less-fortunate neighbors.”

Interviews available upon request.  Cameras welcome.

   WHAT:  World Record Attempt / Turkey

   WHO:  Takeru Kobayashi

   WHEN:  Wednesday, November 23, 2011

           Arrival:  5:30 PM ET

           Record Attempt / UStream Broadcast:  6:00 PM ET

   WHERE:  In person: Turtle Bay

               987 2nd Ave.

               New York, NY 10022

               P 212.223.4224

               Online: UStream.tv/KobiEats

   CONTACT:  Maggie James, maggie@takeru-kobayashi.com, 917.975.4845 / Don Povia, don@hhrmediagroup.com, 609.528.4972

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