How Hilda Baci Broke Guinness World Record for ‘Longest Cooking Time’

Nigerian chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, broke the
Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual, surpassing the current record holder for cooking marathon.

She broke the record after cooking for more than 87 hours, 45 minutes, a record held by India’s Lata Tondon in 2019.

The restaurateur began the competition on Thursday at the Amore Gardens in Lekki area of Lagos after she turned on her cooker at 4pm and surpassed the current world record holder on Monday morning.

By 08:32am on Monday, Hilda Baci had cooked for 88 hours and 32 minutes to equal the record set by an Indian chef, Lata Tondon in 2019.

Consequently, the Nigeria chef has now set a new record for the longest cooking time by an individual after 4-day cooking marathon challenge.

“The journey to the cook-a-thon started five years ago,” Hilda Baci said. “It is one of my biggest aspirations and I am glad that I took the bold step to embark on this adventure. I have taken time to prepare for this psychologically and I am proud to finally take on this challenge.”

“The cook-a-thon is also an opportunity to tell some of the positive stories that come from Africa through the meals that we make.

“This attempt is also proof of the strength young people can exhibit with the right platform and support. I look forward to receiving support from people across the world to achieve this feat.”

Despite breaking the record, the 27-year-old Nigerian chef is yet to stop her cooking as at the time of filing this report.

Hilda Baci is being cheered by a rousing number of Nigerians, mostly youths who are present at the scene of the record-breaking event.


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