Chef Faila’s cook-a-thon attempt proved unsuccessful – Guinness World Records


Failatu Abdul-Razak, also known as Chef Faila, was unable to break the world record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.

In a statement released on her Instagram page on Sunday, March 3, Chef Faila revealed that her attempt did not meet all the strict criteria set by Guinness World Records (GWR).

The cooking marathon began on January 1st and concluded on January 10th at the Modern City Hotel in Tamale, where Chef Faila spent 10 consecutive days in the kitchen, completing a 227-hour cooking marathon.

During the marathon cooking event, Failatu demonstrated outstanding culinary skills by preparing a wide variety of dishes while also highlighting the rich cultural heritage of the people of the region.

Read the full statement below:

Chef Faila’s Guinness World Record Attempt Falls Short, Grateful For Support Accra, March 3, 2024 – Despite encountering a setback in her Guinness World Record attempt for the Longest Cooking Marathon (Individual), Chef Faila, proudly supported by Headline Sponsors Electroland Ghana, Pomo Tomato Paste, and Verna Mineral Water, along with a host of esteemed partners, remains resolute in her culinary pursuits.

The attempt, which captivated audiences worldwide, unfortunately fell short of meeting the stringent guidelines set forth by Guinness World Records.

A statement from the Records Management Team cited a violation of the rest break rules, resulting in an unsuccessful attempt. In response to the decision, Chef Faila expressed profound gratitude to her supporters.

“While the outcome may not be what we anticipated, I am deeply thankful for the unwavering support from our sponsors and partners, as well as the encouragement from our fans. Your backing has been instrumental throughout this journey,” said Chef Faila.

Amidst the disappointment, Chef Faila remains undeterred, fueled by the support of her sponsors and partners. “Although this attempt did not result in a world record, it has been an invaluable experience. I am proud of the dedication and hard work put forth, and I am committed to continuing to push boundaries in the culinary world,” she added.

The team at Guinness World Records acknowledged Chef Faila’s efforts and encouraged future record proposals.

“We commend you for your tremendous efforts with this record attempt. We hope you can still be very proud of what you have achieved.” stated the Records Management Team. Chef Faila’s journey was made possible through the generous support of Headline Sponsors Electroland Ghana, Pomo Tomato Paste, and Verna Mineral Water, as well as Media Partners GTV, LifeStyle TV, Zaa TV, NTV, Sagani TV, Adom TV, Joy Prime, Diamond FM and Studio 502.

Additionally, Chef Faila extends her heartfelt appreciation to other partners including Ghana Tourism Authority, Jordin Kitchenware, the Tamale Teaching Hospital, 6 Infantry Battalion Medical Reception Station, Commanding Officers and Soldiers of Northern Command, the General Officer Commanding Northern Command, Major General Matthew Essien, and the Ghana Armed Forces.


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