Guinness World Records has finally spoken out about Nigerian chef Damilola Adeparusi aka Chef Dammy’s 120-hour cooking marathon.
The body maintained that the chef did not seek approval before beginning the cook-a-thon since she would have been sent procedures and guidelines to follow.
The body declared:
“We have not received an application for this attempt. Applications can be made via the Guinness World Records website for our records management team to review.
“Once an application is accepted, the record claimant receives a set of detailed guidelines specific to that record category that must be adhered to.
“This also details a list of evidence that must be submitted for our team to verify the record. Guinness World Records maintains a rigorous review process to maintain the integrity of each Guinness World Records title.”
Chef Dammy started her cook-a-thon in Ekiti state with the goal of breaking Hilda Baci’s 100-hour cooking record.
Chef Dammy was apparently pushed into the cooking competition by her pastor, who wanted the chef and his church to build a name for themselves.
While Hilda Baci’s record was validated by GWR yesterday, Dammy received unfavorable reaction because the body denied knowledge of her project.
While some have claimed Dammy had to wait a year before attempting to beat Hilda’s record, the GWR has stated that there is no waiting period before attempting to break an existing record.
The body clearly said, “There is no waiting time to attempt to break an existing record.”
The organizers, The Spirit Word Mission, stated in a tweet on its Twitter account on June 7, just before the cookathon began: “Spirit Word is shooting for the world record by Friday, 09/05/2023. Save the date tweeps. We are coming!”