Guinness World Records deactivates ‘Cook-a-thon’ category as Ghanaian chef forges certificate

Guinness World Records has deactivated its ‘cook-a-thon’ category, as a Ghanaian chef, smith,¬†forged its certificate.

This move is consistent with the organization’s practice of discontinuing records that cannot be accurately measured or verified.

Guinness World Records deactivates 'Cook-a-thon' category as Ghanaian chef forges certificate
Ghanaian Chef, Smith.

The decision comes amidst controversy involving Ghanaian Chef, Ebenezer Smith, who falsely claimed to have set a new record for the longest cooking marathon.

Guinness World Records has dismissed Chef Smith’s claim, stating that he does not hold the title and his certificate is not authentic.

The organization confirmed that the actual record holder is Alan Fisher from Ireland, who achieved a record time of 119 hours, 57 minutes, and 16 seconds in Japan in 2023.

Chef Smith faced legal issues after his controversial press conference, where he was confronted by security personnel over a breach of contract dispute.

The revelation about the deactivation of the category was made known by a media user who posted a photo, stating that: “Guinness World Records deactivates its “cookathon” category after it seems to have inspired an unstoppable frenzy in certain parts of the world. In Ghana, one contender, displaying a certificate as the new record holder, claims to have cooked for more than 30 days.”

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