Renowned Nigerian chef Temitope Adebayo, widely known as Tope Maggie, is ambitiously striving to shatter the Guinness World Record for the longest individual cooking marathon.
This pursuit follows the recent accomplishment of Irish chef Alan Fisher, who secured the record with an impressive 119-hour and 57-minute cooking marathon.
As reported by Oyo Affairs on the X platform (formerly Twitter), Chef Maggie successfully concluded a remarkable 200-hour cook-a-thon in the early hours of Saturday, November 18.
A celebratory video captioned, “Congratulations to Chef Tope Maggie and his team for completing a 200-hour Cook-A-Thon,” marked the culmination of this extraordinary culinary endeavor.
Tope surpassed Fisher’s record, demonstrating his culinary prowess amidst cheers from enthusiastic supporters. The cook-a-thon unfolded over a period from Thursday evening, November 9th, to Saturday morning, November 18th, at the Ogbomoso Recreation Club, opposite LAUTECH College of Health Sciences, Isale-General, Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
Currently awaiting confirmation from the Guinness World Records, Tope Maggie revels in the congratulations and celebrations surrounding his monumental achievement.
A graduate of Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, with a degree in Hotel Management, Tope, also known as “Maggie,” inherited his culinary skills from his mother. Presently, he manages a chain restaurant in Ogbomoso.
This feat follows earlier coverage on November 7, revealing that Irish chef Alan Fisher, who owns a restaurant in Japan, had unseated Nigerian cooking queen Hilda Baci by breaking two Guinness World Records titles related to cooking.
Fisher claimed the title for the longest cooking marathon (individual) with an impressive time of 119 hours and 57 minutes, surpassing Hilda Baci’s previous record by over 24 hours.