• July 15, 2024

Cook-a-thon: Disgraced Ghanaian chef, Smith, apologizes over Guinness World Record scam

By our Reporter

Embattled Ghanaian Chef, Ebenezer Smith, popularly known as Chef Smith has expressed regret over his counterfeit Guinness World Record (GWR) certificate.

At a press conference in Accra on Tuesday, Chef Smith claimed to be the current GWR holder for the longest individual cooking marathon, with a remarkable duration of 802 hours and 25 minutes.

However, verification with GWR revealed that the certificate presented by Chef Smith at the press conference does not originate from GWR.
GWR clarified, “The current and true current record holder is: The longest cooking marathon (individual) is 119 hr 57 min 16 sec and was achieved by Alan Fisher (Ireland) in Matsue, Shimane, Japan, from 28 September to 3 October 2023.”

In a video making waves on social media, a tearful Chef Smith was seen on his knees, with two emotional women by his side, as he offered a heartfelt apology to the nation, expressing deep remorse for the events that transpired.
“I have committed a great sin and I don’t even deserve to live anymore but please forgive me and my entire family. I have sinned against the entire nation,” he said in twi. He revealed that though he applied to attempt breaking the record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual, he didn’t get approval from the Guinness World Record but still went ahead. I registered but I wasn’t approved. I just wanted an opportunity to show the world the talent God has given me. I wanted the opportunity to show the world my passion for cooking and get fame. I am sorry,” he said amidst tears. Individuals he mentioned in his apology included the president and his vice, former president Mahama and his wife, as well as Nana Boro.

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