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Cook-A-Thon: Ghanaian Chef Set to Cook for 1200 Hours

Ebenezer Smith, also known as Millennium Chef, is on a mission to cook for 1200 hours over 50 days, which would shatter the current record of 119 hours and 57 minutes held by Irishman Alan Fisher.

The dust has barely settled from the recent triumphs of Afua Asantewaa and Chef Faila, who attempted to break the Guinness World Records for the longest singing and cooking marathons respectively. However, another Ghanaian chef is also quietly etching his name into the annals of history.

Ebenezer Smith, also known as Millennium Chef, is on a mission to cook for 1200 hours over 50 days, which would shatter the current record of 119 hours and 57 minutes held by Irishman Alan Fisher. The cook-a-thon, which started on February 1, 2024, is taking place at Amadia Shopping Center on the Community 18 Road in Spintex.

According to Millennium Chef, he has been preparing for this challenge since July 2023, when he first applied for the Guinness World Records approval. However, his initial application was rejected, and he had to wait until September 2023 to get the green light for February 2024.

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Chef Smith originally planned to cook for 360 hours, equivalent to 15 days non-stop, but he decided to extend his goal to 1200 hours after learning about Obasuyi’s attempt. He said he wanted to set a record that would be hard to beat for a long time, and also showcase the diversity and richness of Ghanaian and African cuisine.

Millennium Chef’s cook-a-thon has not received much media attention or public support, unlike Chef Faila’s, partly due to the perception that he was trying to overshadow the efforts of a fellow Ghanaian in the same category of world records.

However, some people have expressed their admiration and encouragement for Millennium Chef on social media, using the hashtags #cookathon and #chefsmith.

As of February 6, 2024, Millennium Chef had cooked for 130 hours and was still going strong.

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Afua and Faila completed their marathons weeks ago, but they are still waiting for the official confirmation from the Guinness World Records. Many people in Ghana and around the world are curious about the outcome of their attempts.

But the Guinness World Records have not announced their verdict yet, even though they have received the evidence. Why is it taking so long? Are the Guinness World Records testing our patience?

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