Nigerian chef Tope Maggie, also recognized as Temitope Adebayo, has reportedly set a new Guinness World Record for the longest individual cooking marathon, surpassing the previous record of 119 hours and 57 minutes held by Irish chef Alan Fisher.
According to Oyo Affairs on Twitter (X), Chef Maggie concluded a 200-hour cook-a-thon that ended in the early hours of Saturday, November 18th.
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, reportedly exceeding Fisher’s record, accomplished a 200-hour cook-a-thon amid enthusiastic support from onlookers at the venue. This marathon commenced on Thursday evening, November 9th, concluding on Saturday morning, November 18th, at Ogbomoso Recreation Club, located opposite LAUTECH College of Health Sciences in Isale-General, Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
Awaiting confirmation of his achievement by the GWR, Tope is being showered with congratulations and celebrations. Notably, the previous Nigerian record holder, Chef Hilda Baci, was recently surpassed by Fisher.
Tope Maggie, a graduate of Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, specialized in Hotel Management. He inherited the name “Maggie” from his mother, who taught him cooking skills. Presently, Tope manages a chain of restaurants in Ogbomoso.
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