Max loves competitive eating and took on the challenge of eating 18 pies at Peckham's traditional pie and mash favorite Manze. Talking about his passion for eating like a beast, he said, "I started out doing local food challenges as 'cheat meals' to help put on muscle in the gym."
Known as Max vs Food online, Max Stanford has proved that none of us can win from him when it comes to eating pies. The foodie guy recently surprised everyone by devouring 18 pies, as well as seven large helpings of mash and liquor. And believe it or not, he was able to consume it all in less than 45 minutes!
Max loves competitive eating and took on the challenge of eating 18 pies at Peckham's traditional pie and mash favorite Manze. Talking about his passion for eating like a beast, he said, "I started out doing local food challenges as 'cheat meals' to help put on muscle in the gym and it just spiraled from there when one challenge I beat resulted in me entering into a food eating competition with professional eaters. Whilst I didn't win, I got a competitive eating bug."
He also talked about his recent challenge at Manze. "I ate 18 traditional beef pies and seven portions of mash and liquor weighing a total of 5kg/11lb from Manze's Pie and Mash shop in Peckham, which I finished in 43 minutes. It was definitely one of the hardest and biggest food challenges I have ever done," he told.
Max also plans to take part in the British Eating League. "I'm really just starting out as an amateur competitive eater, and from August have been entering competitions as part of the British Eating League. A lot of the challenges have been things like Yorkshire pudding eating contest, burgers or pizzas, but I'm born and bred in south London and wanted to do a traditional London food challenge," he added.
Max does not want to make competitive eating his profession and is doing it all for enjoyment.
"At the moment I'm just really enjoying doing food competitions and restaurant challenges - the competitive eating community is really friendly and I get to meet loads of great people. I don't want to be a professional - I have a day job working for a charity - but I'd love to be able to have a good enough following that I can do the challenges and also show the other side of it all," he expressed.