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.

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