Owner and chef of a restaurant in Japan, Alan Fisher originally from Ireland has made it to Guinness World Records (GWR), by breaking two cooking related records.
Firstly Alan has broken the record of longest cooking marathon (individual) by cooking for 119 hours and 57 minutes. This was 24 hours longer thanthat of Hilda Baci, a Nigerian chef who previously held this record.
Second, Alan also broke the of the longest baking marathon (individual) by baking for 47 hours and 21 minutes. However, previously this record was held by Wendy Sandner from the USA with a time of 31 hours 16 minutes.
According to the official website of Guinness World Records, 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 website further added, ‘Alan’s restaurant Kyojin Stewhouse focuses on the mainstays of Irish households: stews, soups, homemade breads, and potatoes. According to Alan, customers would not only feel like they’re in Ireland, but also feel as if they are in his home.’
‘Alan learned about the longest cooking marathon record in March while he was participating in the “I Love Ireland” festival in Tokyo. During this festival, Alan stood inside a rented kitchen car and stayed overnight twice. During a break, he searched on the internet to find out that the record at the time was held by Lata Tondon (India) with a time of 87 hours 45 minutes. Then in May, Alan realized that Hilda Baci had extended the record to 93 hours and 11 minutes,’ according to GWR.