Hilda Baci Officially Awarded Record for World’s Longest Cooking Marathon (VIDEO) – Guinness World Records has officially announced that Hilda Effiong Bassey, renowned as Hilda Baci, has officially shattered the record for the longest individual cooking marathon, clocking in an impressive time of 93 hours and 11 minutes.
The talented 26-year-old Nigerian chef embarked on her culinary journey on Thursday, May 11, and persevered until Monday, May 15, tirelessly preparing over 100 pots of delectable dishes throughout her four-day stint in the kitchen.
Hilda Baci initially aimed to set a record of 100 hours, but due to an inadvertent error during one of her rest breaks early in the attempt, approximately seven hours were deducted from her final total.
In line with the rules governing longest marathon records, Hilda was entitled to a five-minute rest break for every continuous hour of activity. These breaks could be accumulated if not taken, serving as her only opportunities to use the restroom or grab some well-deserved sleep during the intense endeavor.
Previously, the record stood at 87 hours and 45 minutes, achieved by Lata Tondon of India in 2019. Hilda’s exceptional feat has now surpassed that milestone.
To prepare for this monumental event, Hilda meticulously crafted a comprehensive 35-item menu that acted as her guide for each meal she cooked, ensuring a diverse culinary experience for her audience.
Hilda’s record-breaking pursuit gained immense traction on social media, captivating millions of supporters in Nigeria and beyond who eagerly followed her progress via a captivating Instagram live stream. In fact, the overwhelming surge of traffic generated by her devoted fanbase caused our website to experience a two-day crash, underscoring the enormous popularity of Hilda’s remarkable cook-a-thon.
Hilda Baci has left an indelible mark on the culinary world, showcasing her exceptional skills and unwavering determination. Her name now shines brightly in the prestigious annals of Guinness World Records.
About Hilda Baci
Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, is a multi-talented Nigerian personality who has made a mark in the realms of cooking, entrepreneurship, acting, and more. Born on September 20, 1996, Hilda hails from the Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
Hilda’s journey into the culinary world began with a deep-rooted passion inspired by her mother, a skilled culinary chef. Building on this foundation, she pursued a formal education in sociology at Madonna University in Okija, Rivers State. Armed with a degree and a burning desire to explore her culinary talents, Hilda ventured into the realm of gastronomy with great enthusiasm.
In addition to her culinary endeavors, Hilda also established herself as a prominent television personality. She became the host of “Dine on a Budget,” a captivating television show that captivated audiences on Pop Central TV. Her engaging presence and expertise in creating delicious meals within a budget garnered widespread acclaim and solidified her status as a culinary influencer.
In August 2021, Hilda achieved another remarkable feat when she emerged as the winner of the prestigious Jollof Faceoff competition, further cementing her culinary prowess and earning recognition within the industry.
Her dedication, talent, and unwavering commitment to pushing culinary boundaries have brought her to the forefront of the culinary world, making her a deserving contender for this illustrious record.
Hilda Baci exemplifies the spirit of culinary innovation and has become an inspiration for aspiring chefs and enthusiasts alike. Her journey from a small town in Nigeria to becoming a celebrated chef, restaurateur, actress, and Guinness World Record holder showcases her relentless pursuit of excellence in the culinary arts. With her exceptional skills, captivating television presence, and numerous accomplishments, Hilda continues to leave an indelible mark on the culinary landscape.