Ogbomoso-Born Chef, Tope Maggie breaks Irish chef, Fisher’s cooking record, awaits Confirmation

Nigerian Chef, Temitope Adebayo, better known as Tope Maggie has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual, surpassing Irish Chef, Alan Fisher’s 119-hour and 57-minute record.

Chef Maggie completed a 200-hour cook-a-thon which ended in the early hours of Saturday, November 18. It was held at Ogbomoso Recreation Club, opposite LAUTECH College of Health Sciences, Isale-General, Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

Tope currently awaits the confirmation of his record by the Guinness World Records as congratulations and celebration over his feat reign on.

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Things You Didn’t Know About Ogbomoso-born Chef Tope Maggie

  1. Tope Maggie was born and raised by a prominent Chef in Ogbomoso, popularly known as Mama Maggie, coined from her name Mama Margaret.
  2. He grew up learning culinary skills from his mother and grew up to love the food business.
  3. Tope Maggie is very popular outside Oyo state, he has cooked for different dignitaries including the governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde.
  4. He attended the Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State, where he studied Hotel and Hospitality Management. He has worked with different hotels and currently runs a chain of restaurants in Ogbomoso called ‘Tope Maggie’s Kitchen’.
  5. On 19th of May 2023, Tope Maggie announced his decision to embark on 140hrs Cook-A-Thon by November in Ibadan, Oyo State. He applied to the Guinness World Records and got approved on 15th June, 2023.
  6. On Second of October, Tope Maggie did a 24hrs Cook-A-Thon, a test run requested by Guinness World Records
  7. It’s all over the news that Tope Maggie is seeking to outdo an Irish chef, Alan Fisher, who owns a restaurant in Japan and currently the Guinness World Records holder in longer cooking hours.
  8. On Thursday 9th of November 2023, Tope Maggie started a 200hrs Cook-a-thon (about 8 days) in Ogbomoso Recreation Club, opposite LAUTECH College of Health Sciences, Isale-General, Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
  9. He started cooking on Thursday, 9 November 2023, at 6:31 p.m. and ended earlier today, Saturday, 18 November 2023, at 2.31 a.m.
  10. Chef Tope Maggie is married with children.

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