Nigerian chef Temitope Adebayo, popularly known as Tope Maggie, has officially broken the Guinness World Record for the longest individual cooking marathon, surpassing the previous record held by Irish chef Alan Fisher, which stood at 119 hours and 57 minutes.
Chef Maggie successfully completed a remarkable 200-hour cook-a-thon in the early hours of Saturday, November 18. The achievement was announced in a video posted on the Oyo Affairs X page.
The caption of the video read: “Congratulations to Chef Tope Maggie and his team for completing a 200-hour Cook-A-Thon, which concluded at exactly 3 am this morning.”
The cook-a-thon commenced on Thursday evening and concluded on Saturday morning at the Ogbomoso Recreation Club in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, located across from the LAUTECH College of Health Sciences in Isale-General.
Tope Maggie is currently awaiting official confirmation of his record from the Guinness World Records, and congratulations and celebrations continue to pour in for his remarkable feat.
According to reports from Apples Bite Magazine, Chef Hilda Baci was previously dethroned by Irish Chef Alan Fisher, making Tope Maggie’s accomplishment all the more noteworthy.