Kenyan chef, Maliha Mohammed is preparing to challenge the new 100-hour Guinness World Record by Nigeria’s Hilda Bassey.
Bassey, known popularly as Hilda Baci, embarked on a four-day cooking marathon on Thursday, May 11, 2023, in the hopes of landing a world record.
On Monday, May 15, she snapped up the 2019 87 hours 45 minutes-record title by Lata Tondon, an Indian chef and set a new record of 100 hours.
While Bassey’s record is pending confirmation by the management of Guinness World Record, Mohammed took to Instagram on Wednesday to reveal that she will be embarking on a cooking marathon in August and November in a bid to have her name in the Guinness Book of Records.
The Kenyan Chef said she submitted an application to that effect in December 2022, adding that she is hoping to break two records: the longest cooking marathon (individual) and the home kitchen cooking marathon.
She said both challenges have been scheduled for August 11 and November 11, adding that her three-month training for the cooking marathon which started this month will end in July.
“I will be doing my training in May, June and July to prepare for my first record attempt in August. I am calling on sponsors to come on board as they did in 2019. For my training, I need Kenyans to donate in kind or in cash towards this journey. Let’s finish what we started, help bring back the record to Kenya,” Mohammed said.
In 2019, Mohammed cooked 400 recipes of local and international cuisines for 75 hours to clinch the title for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.