Search
The Caterer

Chef beats non-stop cooking world record

18 August 2014 by
Chef beats non-stop cooking world record

A Newcastle chef is thought to have beaten the world record for the longest non-stop cooking demonstration.

Gareth Kyle, from Sunniside, cooked for 41 hours as part of the Newcastle/Gateshead food festival EAT!.

The current record stands at 40 hours and Kyle's attempt is currently awaiting official verification from Guinness World Records, according to the BBC.

"The toughest thing wasn't the tiredness of wanting to be asleep," Kyle said. "It was the aches and pains in my back and my legs of actually just being on my feet and cooking for that length of time."

The 31-year-old chef, who won 2011 Masterchef Live at London Olympia, saved up his permitted hourly five-minute breaks to take an hour off every 12 hours, but did not sleep at all.

TagsChef
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

close

Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.