Chef Adebayo Ayodeji Temitope, popularly known as Tope Maggie has successfully completed a 200-hour-long cooking marathon in the Ogbomoso area of the state, All Nigeria Latest News reports.
Chef Tope aimed to surpass the current Guinness World Record for the longest individual cooking marathon, a title held by Irish chef Alan Fisher. His culinary endeavor spanned from Thursday, November 9, 2023, to Saturday, November 18, 2023.
All Nigeria Latest News reports that the cooking marathon took place at Ogbomoso Recreation Club, opposite LAUTECH College of Health Sciences, Isale-General, in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
On Saturday, the Oyo State Government officially announced the achievement on its X page. The government extended congratulations to Chef Tope and conveyed best wishes for his impending confirmation as the new world record holder for the longest individual cooking hours.
The statement reads, “We join the good people of Ogbomoso and, indeed, Oyo State, to congratulate Prince Adebayo Ayodeji Temitope @cheftopemaggie on completing his 200-hour Cookathon. He started cooking on Thursday, 9 November 2023, at 6:31 p.m. and ended earlier today, Saturday, 18 November 2023, at 2:31 a.m. We look forward to the final verification and award of the new world record by the Guinness World Record @GWR team.”
Should Chef Tope’s confirmation as the new record holder materialize, the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State graduate will become the second Nigerian to claim this title. The first was Nigerian chef Hilda Baci, who previously held the record after an impressive cooking marathon lasting 93 hours and 11 minutes.