Nigerian chef, Temitope Adebayo, otherwise known as Tope Maggie, has surpassed the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual
He surpassed Irish chef, Alan Fisher’s 119-hour and 57-minute record.
However, Tope is still awaiting official confirmation of his record by the GWR as congratulations and celebration continues over his feat.
Chef Maggie concluded a 200-hour cook-a-thon in the early hours of Saturday, November 18.
This was announced in a video posted on the Oyo Affairs X page.
The video was captioned: ‘Congratulations to Chef Tope Maggie and his team for completing a 200-hour Cook-A-Thon, which came to an end at exactly 3am this morning.’
The cook-a-thon reportedly started on Thursday evening and ended on Saturday morning.
It took place at the Ogbomoso Recreation Club in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, across LAUTECH College of Health Sciences in Isale-General.
The Oyo State Government on Saturday has congratulated Temitope, who completed a 200-hour Cookathon for the Guinness World Record.
The Oyo State Government shared photos of the event on its X handle.
The caption reads: “We join the good people of Ogbomoso and, indeed, Oyo State to congratulate Prince Adebayo Ayodeji Temitope #cheftopemaggie on completing his 200-hour Cookathon.
He started cooking on Thursday, 9 November 2023, at 6:31 p.m. and ended earlier today, Saturday, 18 November 2023, at 2.31 a.m.
We look forward to the final verification and award of the new world record by the Guinness World Record #GWR team.”
DAILY reported that the Chef Hilda Baci was recently dethroned by Irish Chef Fisher.
The chef claimed the longest cooking marathon (individual) after clocking in a time of 119 hours 57 minutes.
That is more than 24 hours longer than the previous record held by Nigerian chef Hilda Baci.