• Fisher broke Baci's record after clocking in a time of 119 hours 57 minutes.
Nigerian Chef Hilda Baci has been dethroned as the individual holding the longest cooking marathon title. The dethroning was by an Irish restaurant owner and a chef identified as Alan Fisher.
Fisher broke Baci's record after clocking in a time of 119 hours 57 minutes. This was more than 24 hours longer than Baci's.
The previous record, famously set by Nigeria's Hilda Baci in June this year, stood at 93 hours 11 minutes.
Fisher then claimed the longest baking marathon by an individual with a time of 47 hours 21 minutes. The previous record holder was Wendy Sandner (USA) with a time of 31 hours 16 minutes.
Fisher began his non-stop cooking marathon on Thursday, September 29 at 4 p.m., making traditional Irish dishes such as bacon and cabbage, Irish stew, and chowder, finishing triumphantly 120 hours later on Monday.
His achievement captured the imagination of locals and there was a constant stream of customers to the restaurant to enjoy the food which was given away for free in accordance with the rules for Guinness World Record.
Before that, Alan had started the 48 hours of baking at 9 a.m. on Monday, September 25, finishing at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, having baked 487 loaves of soda bread, averaging at ten loaves an hour.
“Standing up to knead the dough was the hardest part,” he told the press. “I peeled roughly 300 kg of potatoes during the cooking marathon. For the first few days, I would look forward to this each evening as it gave me a chance to sit down," he added
Fisher also spoke of hallucinations caused by the fatigue and the sleeplessness, saying that, at some point, he even imagined he was speaking to a kitchen colleague while at the whole time, he was all alone.
Hilda Baci's marathon began on Thursday 11 May and continued through to Monday 15 May, cooking over 100 pots of food during her four-day kitchen stint.
Hilda attempted to set a record of 100 hours, however, almost seven hours were deducted from her final total because she mistakenly took extra minutes for one of her rest breaks early on in the attempt.