Mombasa-based Chef Maliha Mohammed has revealed her plans as she prepares to take part in the Guinness World Record cooking competition on August 12.
The 36-year-old chef plans to break the current record of 68 hours 30 minutes and one second of nonstop cooking set in December 2008 by Rickey Lumpkin of California, USA. She has plans to cook for 75 hours.
“I will be cooking 400 recipes during the 75 hours of nonstop cooking. I will be cooking both Swahili and international recipes,” Maliha said.
She also revealed that her aim is not only to set a world record but also to change the Swahili stereotypes that force women to be masters of home-based chores.
“I want to make a difference in the Swahili culture and to break the stereotype of how women are supposed to be home-based,” she added.
Earlier this month the chef received sponsorship from Pwani Oil Company. The entity believes that Maliha will bring the title to Kenya.
“We are excited to be part of Chef Maliha’s journey to break the Guinness World Record and bring the title to Kenya. It is our hope that the support we give helps her realize her potential as a chef,” said Rajul Malde, Pwani Oil’s commercial director as reported by the Standard.