Mombasa based chef Maliha Mohammed broke the Guinness World Record; emerging the longest cooking chef by cooking for 75hrs non-stop beating current 68hrs record.
Chef Mahali cut her way into the Guinness Book of World Records, by preparing a list of 400 recipes of local and international cuisines for the competition. Her first trial in May this year ended up with 100 recipes where the mother of two prepared the dishes in 36-hour non-stop.
The fierce mama beat Rickey Lumpkin from Los Angeles, USA who was the longest cooking marathon. He prepared his food for 68hrs 38mins 1sec. Her name has made its way into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Before taking up the Guinness World Record competition the later in July, Chef Maliha cooked 200 meals for 54 hours before going for the final competition supervised by its officials. The Guinness Book of World Records is a reference book published annually, listing world records both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. Last year, Maliha was also nominated to participate in the 72-hour cooking challenge. However, she says she could not get enough financial support locally to support her bid.
Pwani Oil and Sea Gas sponsored her bid to participate in the competition. The food she prepared will be offered to charity homes and orphanages as part of her initiative to raise awareness and to feed the less fortunate in Mombasa.