Irish Chef “Alan Fisher” Shatters Longest Cooking Marathon Record, Unseating Hilda Baci
Alan Fisher, hailing from Ireland and the owner-chef of a restaurant in Japan, has achieved two remarkable Guinness World Records titles in the realm of cooking.
First, he secured the title for the longest cooking marathon (individual) by clocking an astonishing 119 hours and 57 minutes, surpassing the previous record held by Nigerian chef Hilda Baci by more than 24 hours.
Following this feat, Alan also clinched the title for the longest baking marathon (individual) with an impressive time of 47 hours and 21 minutes, toppling the previous record held by Wendy Sandner from the USA, who had completed it in 31 hours and 16 minutes.
What makes this accomplishment even more extraordinary is that Alan undertook both challenges consecutively, spending over 160 hours in the kitchen with just a little over a day of rest in between!
Despite the challenges, Alan says it was the people of the town who supported his record attempt who gave him the push to carry on.
“It got to the point where I definitely couldn’t give up. In my mind, I was representing myself, my family, and Irish food, and through these attempts, I was sharing our story. As time went by it became clear that many people in Matsue were also wishing me well. As if I had been adopted into this community over 9,000 km from my home. How could I not persevere? That was the only option.”
After nine days of baking and cooking, Alan had made 357 kg worth of soda bread and 590 kg worth of dishes (3,360 portions consisting of 32 recipes). But it was all worth it when he received his two world record certificates.
Hilda Baci the Nigerian chef who held the previous record congratulated him on X (formerly Twitter)