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Who Is Maliha Mohammed: 12 Fascinating Facts About Her

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Maliha Mohammed, a talented Kenyan chef based in Mombasa, has etched her name into the annals of culinary history by breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous cooking session. Here are 12 intriguing facts that shed light on her remarkable journey:

Record-Breaking Feat: At the age of 36, Maliha Mohammed cooked her way into the Guinness World Records by orchestrating an awe-inspiring non-stop cooking marathon lasting an incredible 75 hours. This extraordinary accomplishment took place on August 18, 2023, at the scenic Kenya Bay Beach Resort in Mombasa.

Previous Record Holder: The previous holder of the longest cooking marathon record was Rickey Lumpkin, who cooked for 68 hours, 30 minutes, and 1 second in Los Angeles, USA, in 2018.

A Culinary Mastermind: Maliha, armed with her culinary expertise, meticulously prepared a staggering list of 400 recipes, spanning both local and international cuisines, to clinch her coveted spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Cooking for a Cause: Maliha’s compassion extends beyond the kitchen as she donated the food she prepared during the record-breaking session to charity homes and orphanages, exemplifying her commitment to supporting the less fortunate in her community.

Trials of Tenacity: In her pursuit of culinary excellence, Maliha undertook two preliminary trials. In May of the same year, she cooked 100 recipes over a 36-hour non-stop session. Subsequently, in July, she elevated her culinary prowess by crafting 200 meals over 54 hours.

Royal Experience: Her culinary journey received a royal touch when Maliha served as a cook in the palace of Saudi Arabian Prince Khalid Bin Mishail Al Saudh in Riyadh between 2009 and 2010. This experience bestowed her with invaluable expertise and insights.

Empowering Others: A self-taught culinary virtuoso, Maliha harnesses her knowledge to empower newlywed women, housemaids, and girls, passing on her skills and nurturing culinary talents within her community.

Royco Fuata Fleva: In 2014, Maliha achieved a significant milestone by competing in the Royco Fuata Fleva contest, emerging as a semi-finalist. Her exceptional talent and dedication to her craft shone brightly on this culinary stage.

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Educational Pursuits: Maliha’s enthusiasm for sharing her culinary prowess led her to participate in a cook-a-thon at the Technical University Of Kenya. Here, she astoundingly cooked non-stop for 36 hours during a weekend in May 2019, preparing an impressive 100 meals.

A World Record Setter: In August 2019, Maliha achieved global recognition by setting a new Guinness World Record for her remarkable cooking marathon. While her reign was brief, she left an indelible mark on the culinary world.

Culinary Pedagogue: As a culinary arts chef at Gourmet Academy 254, Maliha is dedicated to the craft of teaching. Her passion for sharing her knowledge is further evidenced by her commitment to empowering aspiring chefs.

Celebrated Woman of Excellence: In 2021, Maliha was bestowed with the esteemed Woman of Excellence in Tourism award by the Kenya Association of Women in Tourism (KAWT), a testament to her impact on both culinary and community spheres.

With her unwavering dedication, indomitable spirit, and remarkable accomplishments, Chef Maliha Mohammed continues to be a beacon of inspiration within the culinary world and beyond.

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