LIVE: 18-day cooking marathon could win Guinness World Record for Brampton chef

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Published January 19, 2024 at 1:00 pm

Brampton Chef Beauty Obasuyi is trying to set a Guinness World Record with an 18-day cook-a-thon. (Photo: Instagram)

A local chef is looking to put Brampton in the world record books with an 18-day cooking marathon that’s being broadcast live online.

The cook-a-thon is by Brampton chef Beauty Obasuyi who moved to Canada from Nigeria over a decade ago and has since opened Naija Jollof, an African restaurant with locations in Brampton and Toronto.

Obasuyi started the marathon event 10 days ago at the Naija Jollof kitchen in Brampton with plans to cook for eight straight days to wrestle the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon (individual) from Irish chef Alan Fisher, who holds the title at some 119 hours.

But news that another chef from Ghana completed a 227-hour cooking marathon under review by Guinness has led Obasuyi to extend her cook-a-thon to a staggering 18 consecutive days to try and secure the title.

Obasuyi has been live-streaming the world record attempt on her YouTube channel and as of Friday at 12:30 p.m. she has been cooking for more than 228 hours.

But the marathon isn’t just for bragging rights as meals prepared during the cook-a-thon are being given away free of charge at Naija Jollof in Brampton. The chef says she’s already prepared more than 215 meals that have fed more than 2,400 people.

Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown even stopped by the kitchen during the marathon to wish Obasuyi luck in the challenge.

You can watch Obasuyi go for the Guinness World Record live on her YouTube page or visit Naija Jollof in Brampton at 295A Queen St. East.

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