Shortly after Chef Failatu completed her endeavor to establish a new record in an extraordinary cooking marathon, the Guinness World Records acknowledged this accomplishment.
The Ghanaian chef Failatu Abdul-Razak achieved this feat after completing a 227-hour cook-a-thon in just 10 days at the Modern City Hotel in Tamale.
Throughout the extensive cooking session, Failatu demonstrated exceptional skills, preparing a diverse array of dishes while showcasing the rich culture of the Northern Region.
Supporters at the venue praised this remarkable achievement as the stopwatch marked the 227th hour on Wednesday, January 10, 2024.
Amid the celebration in the Northern Regional capital, the Guinness World Record expressed excitement about the challenge, stating on X (formerly Twitter), “We look forward to reviewing her evidence!”
Chef Failatu Abdul Razak initiated the attempt on New Year’s Day to surpass the current longest cooking marathon record. Overwhelmed with emotion, Faila couldn’t hold back her tears as she embraced her assistant, Malik Eric, in disbelief at the extraordinary accomplishment.
While aiming to surpass the official 119-hour record set by Alan Fisher, Failatu astonishingly completed 227 hours, 00 minutes, and 02 seconds.
Days before her attempt, Ugandan chef Dorcus Mirembe, known as Mama D, cooked for 144 hours, awaiting validation from Guinness World Records.