The duration of the cooking marathon for chef Failatu Abdul-Razak, a chef attempting to break the Guinness World Record (GWR) for the longest cooking hours by an individual, has been extended to seven days.
Chef Failatu Extends Cook-A-Thon Duration To 240 Hours
The initial duration announced before the event was January 1-5, or 120 hours of cooking, for a total of five days.
However, information provided by the Failatu kitchen team a few days after the event indicated the need to extend the kitchen hours to more than 144 hours.
According to sources, Failatu is now trying to complete 240 hours.
Mr. Damba Naa, director of Failatu Abdul-Razak, said in an interview in Tamale: “The idea is no longer five days. It takes us six to seven days.
He said the team had to make such a decision to allow the chef to stand out as a Ugandan lady had already cooked for 144 hours in a bid to break the existing record.
He said; “To break the record and set a record, you have to exceed 144 hours.”
Chef Dorcus Mirembe, also known as Mama D, is the Ugandan lady who officially attempted to break the existing cooking competition record and successfully cooked for 144 hours.
She started cooking on December 23 and finished on December 28 to break the 120-hour record held by Alan Fisher, the current record holder.
Mama D’s case has not yet been confirmed by GWR officials.