Mississauga chef breaks world record that involves being blindfolded


Published April 22, 2023 at 2:18 pm

A Mississauga celebrity chef is making headlines after entering a recent televised competition in Italy, where he set a Guinness World Record for the most cucumber slices in under a minute.

Wallace Wong most notably known as the “six-pack chef” on social media is also a fitness athlete, entreprenneur, and as of February 2023 a Guinness Book of World Records holder.

Born and raised in Mississauga, Ont., Wallace is not only a Michelin-trained chef but also a national-level body builder.

He has worked in many  restaurants, like Langdon Hall in Toronto, but garnered huge success in North American competition shows including Fridge Wars and Chopped Canada —where he was declared the winner and was a finalist on both Top Chef Canada and Bake it Possible.

This year Wallace was contacted by Lo Show Dei Records (a show where competitors make record attempts) and in early February he travelled to Milan, Italy where he attempted to set a record for the most cucumber slices in 30 seconds. However there was a catch, he had to do it all blindfolded.

As dangerous as it sounds and with many things that could potentially go wrong— Wallace rose up to the challenge.

Despite having one set back which was a snapped finger tendon causing him to relearn how to cut,  Wallace persevered.

According to the Guinness World Records, the Mississauga chef was able to achieve his goal as he reached 166 slices in the allotted 30 seconds— making him the first ever holder of the title.

On Tiktok Wallace’s cucumber cutting video was the No. 2 most watched video in all of Canada. It’s currently sitting at 145 million views.

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