Ugandan Chef Mama D Breaks World Record for Longest Cooking


Ugandan chef Dorcus Bashema Kirabo, popularly known as Mama D, has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest individual cook-a-thon, surpassing the previous record held by Irish chef Alan Fisher.

Alan Fisher had set the record at 119 hours, 57 minutes, and 16 seconds in Japan from September 28 to October 3, surpassing Nigeria’s Hilda Baci, who held the record at 93 hours, 40 minutes, and 11 seconds.

Mama D started cooking on December 23 has so far served 113 meals and cooked for 113 hours, 19 minutes, and 40 seconds.Mama D officially broke this record on Thursday, December 28, extending her cooking marathon beyond the established mark.

Having commenced her culinary journey on December 10, Mama D is now recognized as the new Guinness World Record holder for the longest individual cooking time. Despite breaking the record, she remains committed to extending her time on the clock.

During her cooking from Kira Town, several Ugandans have thronged to offer both moral and financial support. Some of the notable Ugandans that have rallied Mama D are singers Eddy Kenzo and Juliana Kanyomozi, socialite Judith Heard, comedian Anne Kansiime, the Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Tourism Board Lilly Ajarova, and businessman Amos Wekesa.

Mama D’s achievement places her in the company of other Ugandans like Raymond Kahuma, who holds the record for the largest rolex weighing 204.6 kgs, Joshua Cheptegei, the record-breaking 10,000-meter runner, Phaneroo Ministries church, led by Pastor Grace Lubega Matovu, holds the world record for the longest applause, clocking in at 3 hours, 16 minutes, and 1 second, among others.

Mama D will need to await the official acknowledgment from Guinness World Records, as she submits evidence of her record for review.


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