Irish Chef Alan Fisher Breaks Hilda Baci’s GWR For Longest Cooking Hours

Alan Fisher, an Irish chef, currently holds the record for the most cooking hours, clocking in at 119 hours and 57 minutes.

His achievement is 24 hours longer than the previous record set by Hilda Baci of Nigeria.

“Alan Fisher (Ireland), an owner and chef of a restaurant in Japan, has broken two cooking-related Guinness World Records titles,” the British organisation said Tuesday.

“First up, he’s claimed the longest cooking marathon (individual) after clocking in a time of 119 hours 57 minutes. That is more than 24 hours longer than the previous record held by Nigerian chef Hilda Baci.”


Alan also beat the record for the longest baking marathon (person) in addition to the longest cooking marathon. He finished in 47 hours and 21 minutes, while the previous record holder was Wendy Sandner (USA) in 31 hours and 16 minutes, according to Guinness World Records.

“What’s even more impressive is that Alan took on both attempts back to back, meaning he was at work in the kitchen for over 160 hours with just over a day of rest in between!” the post further read.

Alan cooked and baked for nine days, producing 357 kg of soda bread and 590 kg of dishes (3,360 portions from 32 recipes) throughout that time.

This video grab shows an official adjudicator, Mark Mckinley, of the Guinness World Records with the certificate of Chef Hilda Baci as the then-record holder for the longest cooking record. Beside the video grab is an image of Hilda Baci during her cook-a-thon at Amore Gardens in Lekki, Lagos in May 2023


His achievement occurred nearly five months after the Guinness World Record certified Hilda’s daring cooking. Since 2019, Lata Tondon of India had held the record of 87 hours and 45 minutes.

Hilda’s decision was motivated by a desire to “put Nigerian cuisine on the map” and “inspire young African women to pursue their dreams.”

“I also decided to break this record to truly push my limits and test my abilities,” she said.

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