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Chef Faila’s 227-hour cook-a-thon record attempt disqualified by Guinness World Records

Chef Faila

Chef Failatu Abdul Razak’s recent attempt to break the record for the longest time in cooking has been disqualified by the Guinness World Records according to information reaching the sQoop desk from Ghana.

On January 1, 2024, Faila embarked on a journey to break the 119 hours and 57 minutes World Record of a cooking marathon that was set by Irish Chef Allan Fisher on 3 October, 2023 in Japan who beat Nigerian Hilda Bachi’s record of 93 hours and 11 minutes.

Chef Faila had earlier on made an announcement in December 2023,  as Uganda’s Chef Dorcas Kirabo alias Mama D was just days into her cookathon that kicked off on 23 December, in which she was also attempting to break the record set by the Irish Chef.

Before Chef Kirabo’s cookathon that lasted for 123 hours and 20 minutes could be reviewed by the Guinness World Records, the Ghanaian Chef kicked started on hers in which she aimed to cook for more than 200 hours.

In a statement issued by her team Coordinator Kafui Dey, it has been clearly explained that Chef Faila’s attempt fell short of meeting the stringent guidelines set for by Guinness World Records. A statement from the Records Management team cited a violation of the rest break rules resulting into an unsuccessful attempt.

The team at Guiness World Records however acknowledged the efforts made by Chef Faila and encouraged her to make future record proposals. She completed a 227-hour cook-a-thon attempt after 10 days in the kitchen.

Throughout the marathon cooking session, Chef Faila showcased exceptional skills, preparing a diverse array of dishes amid a rich display of culture by the people of the Northern Region.Sharing the statement on her social media platforms. Chef Faila thanked all Ghanaians for rallying behind her during her record-breaking attempt. She wrote: “This is how far God has brought me. Thank you for the love and support ??”

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