Nigerian chef, Temitope Adebayo, better known as Tope Maggie, is aiming to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual, to take the record of recently declared Irish chef, Alan Fisher who completed 119-hour and 57-minute record.
According to Oyo Affairs on X platform (formerly Twitter), Chef Maggie completed a 200-hour cook-a-thon which ended in the early hours of Saturday, November 18.
The video was captioned, “Congratulations to Chef Tope Maggie and his team for completing a 200-hour Cook-A-Thon, which came to an end at exactly 3am this morning.”
Tope, it was gathered, surpassed the record set by Fisher, as he pulled off a 200-hour cook-a-thon to the cheers of supporters at the venue.
The cook-a-thon is said to have commenced on Thursday evening, November 9th, and ended on Saturday morning, November 18th.
It was held at Ogbomoso Recreation Club, opposite LAUTECH College of Health Sciences, Isale-General, Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
Tope currently awaits the confirmation of his record by the GWR as congratulations and celebration over his feat reign on.
Tope Maggie is a graduate of Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, where he studied Hotel Management. His name “Maggie” was inherited from his mother, under whom he learnt cooking.
Tope currently manages a chain restaurant in Ogbomoso.
SaharaReporters had on November 7 reported that an Irish chef, Fisher, who owns a restaurant in Japan, dethroned Nigerian cooking Queen, Hilda Baci, as he broke two cooking-related Guinness World Records (GWR) titles.
The Records which announced Fisher’s emergence as the new world longest cooking title holder said that Fisher “claimed the longest cooking marathon (individual) after clocking in a time of 119 hours 57 minutes. That is more than 24 hours longer than the previous record held by Nigerian chef, Hilda Baci.”