An Irish chef, Alan Fisher, who is the owner a restaurant in Japan, has broken two Guinness World Records (GWR) for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.
The GWR made this known in a statement shared on its website on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
Fisher cooked continuously for 119 hours 57 minutes, surpassing the previous record of 93 hours 11 minutes set earlier this year by Nigerian chef, Hilda Baci.
The GWR stated that the Irishman also claimed the record for longest baking marathon, baking for 47 hours and 21 minutes, beating the prior record of 31 hours and 16 minutes.
It said: “Alan Fisher (Ireland), an owner and chef of a restaurant in Japan, has broken two cooking-related Guinness World Records titles.
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“First up, he’s 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.
“Alan then claimed the longest baking marathon (individual), with a time of 47 hours 21 minutes. The previous record holder was Wendy Sandner (USA) with a time of 31 hours 16 minutes.
“What’s even more impressive is that Alan took on both attempts back to back, meaning he was at work in the kitchen for over 160 hours with just over a day of rest in between!”