- Chef Maliha was declared a new world record-holder after breaking the record of 68 hours 30 minutes in a row cooking
- She prepared 400 recipes of local and international cuisines in the cooking marathon
- The previous world record was held by Rickey Lumpkin from California in the United States
A Kenyan chef has set a new Guinness World Record by cooking for the longest time ever, consequently smashing the current record by a huge margin.
Chef Maliha Mohammed was crowned the winner by the Guinness World Records after she cooked for 75 hours non-stop, beating a 68 hour, 30 minute record held by Rickey Lumpkin from California in the United States of America (USA).
Briefly.co.za confirmed the 36-year-old Maliha broke the world record on Sunday, August 18 at Kenya Bay Beach Resort in Mombasa.
The mother of two prepared 400 recipes of both local and international cuisines to emerge top in the cooking marathon.
Maliha applied for the competition in April 2018 and was nominated but failed to participate in the event due to financial constraints.
Determined to showcase her cooking prowess, she applied for the contest again in December 2018 and luck finally knocked on her door in February 2019 when she received an e-mail confirming her nomination for the second time.
Although it was a great opportunity for the chef to compete for the coveted international award, it also came with financial costs amounting to about KSh 500, 000.
"It is a costly event and that is why last year (2018) I failed to participate due to financial challenges, I could not meet the cost. I am calling on well wishers to support me this year so that I bring the award home," she said then.
During the contest, the 36-year-old graduate of Jaffrey Academy prepared local and international dishes. Her signature dish was the Korean Chicken Bulgogi.
At the end of every hour of cooking, she had five minutes of freshening up with an option of accumulating the time so that she could have a longer time off the heat.
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