Chef Failatu’s Guinness World Record cook-a-thon attempt underway
In Tamale, Northern Region, Ghanaian chef Abdul-Razak Failatu has embarked on an impressive journey. She is striving to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.
The cooking marathon began on New Year’s Eve of 2024 and is currently happening at the Modern City Hotel. Chef Failatu’s ambitious goal is to cook continuously for 120 hours, aiming to surpass the existing Guinness cook-a-thon record held by Irish chef Alan Fisher, who achieved an impressive 119 hours and 57 minutes. This incredible feat not only showcases Chef Failatu’s dedication and skill, but also highlights the vibrant culinary scene of Ghana.
The event has drawn attention, with spectators and supporters gathering to witness this remarkable attempt. They are rooting for Chef Failatu as she strives to make history. As the cooking marathon unfolds in Tamale, the anticipation grows, and the community rallies behind Chef Abdul-Razak Failatu in her pursuit of breaking the Guinness World Record.
Chef Failatu’s attempt follows the successful conclusion of another marathon Guinness World Record attempt by Afua Asantewaa Owusu Aduonum, who sang continuously for an astonishing 126 hours and 52 minutes.
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