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Cook-A-Thon: Irish Chef Breaks Hilda Baci’s GWR For Longest Cooking Marathon

A Japan-based Irish chef, Alan Fisher, has broken two Guinness World Records (GWR) including that of the longest cooking marathon by an individual, which was held by Nigerian Chef, Hilda Baci.

This was made known by the GWR on Tuesday via its website and official page on X (formerly Twitter).

The Chef cooked continuously for 119 hours 57 minutes, surpassing the previous record of 93 hours 11 minutes set by Hilda Baci earlier this year.

Fisher 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.

Remarkably, the Irishman undertook both record attempts back-to-back, spending over 160 hours straight in the kitchen.

The Tokyo resident achieved the feats at his restaurant Kyojin Stewhouse, where he serves traditional Irish meals.

Fisher took on the challenge to recover from pandemic hardships that nearly shuttered his business.

To set the records, the chef prepared over 550 kg of food and 3,360 portions of 32 Irish recipes.

Fisher said support from his local community kept him going through fatigue and hallucinations.

“I was representing myself, my family, and Irish food, and sharing our story. I couldn’t give up. That was the only option,” he stated. Guinness praised Fisher’s “incredible feat of endurance.”


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