Ghanaian Chef Busted for Fake Guinness World Record Attempt

Ghanaian Chef Busted for Fake Guinness World Record Attempt

By Muminat Ajide

In a shocking turn of events, Ebenezer Smith, famously known as Millennium Chef Smith, found himself in hot water after attempting to forge a Guinness World Record for marathon cooking.


The incident unfolded during a press briefing held at Accra’s La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, where Smith boldly claimed to have clinched the prestigious title.

“Today is the day that I will forever remember. I am incredibly humbled and honored to stand before you today as the Guinness World Record holder,” declared Smith amidst a gathering of media and sponsors.

However, the authenticity of Smith’s purported achievement quickly unraveled when Alina Polianskaya, the PR Executive for Guinness World Records, denied his claim to the BBC.

“No, this is not true at all. He does not hold the GWR title, and that is not our certificate,” clarified Polianskaya.

She went on to confirm that the actual record holder for the longest cooking marathon was Alan Fisher of Ireland, who cooked for 119 hours, 57 minutes, and 16 seconds in Matsue, Japan, from September 28 to October 3, 2023.

Shortly after flaunting his supposed record-breaking certificate, Smith faced legal repercussions as he was promptly arrested for alleged fraud.

Reports from Ghanaian media indicated that Smith had been apprehended for deceiving one of his sponsors, Amadia Shopping Mall, regarding the marathon cooking event.

Smith’s attempt to make history in the culinary world with an 820-hour, 25-minute cooking marathon from February 1 to March 6, 2024, ended in a dramatic failure


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