Nigerian chef, Damilola Adeparusi, popularly known as Chef Dammy, has revealed that her just-concluded cooking marathon was not an attempt to break the Guinness World Record.
The young chef made this known in a chat with BBC Yoruba after achieving her target of 120 hours.
Chef Dammy, an undergraduate of the Federal University of Oye-Ekiti, became a viral sensation when she embarked on an audacious feat of cooking non-stop for 120 hours.
Many had assumed that her cook-a-thon was an attempt to override the now official record of chef Hilda Baci for the longest cooking time by an individual.
Meanwhile, Olayemi Oyebanji, First Lady of Ekiti State, has commended Damilola Adeparusi, who aims to beat Hilda Baci’s record.
Hilda Baci made a historic feat last month after breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time by an individual.
Baci cooked for 100 hours to surpass the previous record set by an Indian chef, Lata Tondon, in 2019.
While Baci continued to enjoy accolades for the feat, Damilola has so far cooked for 83 hours to beat the Akwa Ibom chef’s record.
Writing on her Twitter page, the Ekiti State First Lady urged Nigerians to celebrate Damilola’s bold pursuit.
However, in an interview with the BBC, Chef Dammy divulged that her attempt was only a personal challenge driven by her passion for cooking.
“I did it because I enjoy cooking. I didn’t do it to be recognized by the Guinness World Record or to break Hilda Baci’s record,” she said in Yoruba.
An Ekiti born chef Damilola Adeparusi has attempted to set a new world record by cooking for one hundred and twenty hours.
Damilola began this feat on Friday 9th June 2023 at 12am and ended at 2am on Wednesday 14th June
This means she has spent more than 100 hours cooking time than Hilda Baci the World record holder of cook-a-thon