Ghanaian Chef Failatu Abdul-Razak Shatters World Record with 227-Hour Non-Stop Cooking


Ghanaian chef Failatu Abdul-Razak seems to have set a new world record by engaging in continuous cooking for over 227 hours. Draped in her country’s flag, Abdul-Razak concluded the cook-a-thon emotionally with a salute to the audience on Wednesday.

Before embarking on the cooking marathon, she referred to it as a “national assignment,” emphasizing her dedication to Ghana. The crowd cheered as she exited the hotel kitchen in the city of Tamale.

Abdul-Razak’s team plans to submit evidence to Guinness World Records (GWR) for official verification of her achievement. GWR acknowledged her feat on X (formerly Twitter), expressing anticipation in reviewing her evidence.

The existing record holder, Irishman Alan Fisher, previously cooked for 119 hours and 57 minutes. Abdul-Razak expressed her desire to make it challenging for anyone attempting to surpass her record in the future.

Notable figures, including Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, various celebrities, and the Ghanaian military, showed support for the chef during the extended cooking session.

This follows the trend of individuals attempting extraordinary feats for Guinness World Records, such as the excitement caused by Hilda Baci in Nigeria last year, who initially broke the record before being surpassed by Mr. Fisher.

In December, Ghanaian media personality Afua Asantewaa completed a five-day singing marathon, including Christmas Day, with hopes of securing a Guinness World Record.