Kenyan Chef Maliha Vows to Challenge Nigerian Chef Hilda Against Her Record Cooking Time

Mombasa-based Kenyan chef Maliha Mohammed has outlined her plan to reclaim
her Guinness World Record for the longest cooking hours. This is after Mohammen lost the crown to Nigeria’s chef Hilda who broke the record after cooking for 100 hours non-stop.

Through her Instagram account on May 17, Mohammed outlined her plan to reclaim the record by announcing she plans to conduct a trial cooking that will last for 45 hours non-stop.

In this line, the chef has requested donations while nothing all the cooked food will be donated.

“Kindly donate in cash or kind through Mpesa no. 0706349213. All cash will help in the preparation and overall expenses of the 45 hours cooking trial. Let’s donate and show some love.
Food will be donated and distributed by @rehanabaluch empowering the African woman company and of course for my fans, friends, and family, who will come to see me cooking live in my home kitchen in Tudor Mombasa,” she said.

Chef Mahila revealed that she applied to participate in the contest in December 2022. She aims to break two currently held records: the Longest Cooking by an Individual Marathon and the Home Kitchen Cooking Marathon.

These marathons are scheduled for August 11 and November 11, respectively. Chef Mahila has already started her preparations for the marathon and intends for it to continue until August.

In a separate post, Mohammed congratulated Chef Hilda for her efforts in breaking the record.

It’s worth noting that in 2019, Mohammed achieved a remarkable feat by breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest time spent cooking. Her culinary marathon occurred at the Kenya Bay Beach Resort, where she cooked continuously for 75 hours.

During this marathon, Mohammed prepared 400 local and international recipes. Her accomplishment surpassed the previous record held by Rickey Lumpkin of California, USA, who had cooked for 68 hours and 30 minutes.