Guinness World Records Acknowledges Hilda Baci’s 100-Hour Cooking Stint

The Guinness World Records has acknowledged the 100-hour cooking stint by Nigerian chef, Hilda Baci, OduNews reports.

Guinness World Records Acknowledges Hilda Baci's 100-Hour Cooking Stint
Guinness World Records Acknowledges Hilda Baci’s 100-Hour Cooking Stint

The Nigerian chef set out on Thursday 11th of May to win the longest cooking marathon (individual) which currently belongs to Lata Tondon (India) with a time of 87 hr 45 min.

Baci decided that she would break the record and cook non-stop for 100 hours at Amore Gardens in Lekki, Lagos.

However, the Guinness World Records in a post on its official website said its officials will review the evidence before confirming the heroic endeavour of the chef.

“Officials on our records team look forward to reviewing the evidence and hope to be able to verify Hilda’s efforts as a new record very soon, the post reads.

A Guinness World Records spokesperson said: “We are aware of the record attempt and are looking forward to receiving the evidence for our Records Management Team to review before we can confirm the record is official.”

Baci, also known as Hilda Bassey Effiong, began cooking on Thursday afternoon and finally stopped on Monday evening.

Thousands of cheering supporters gathered to watch her preparing dishes including the iconic West African dish, Jollof rice, with her efforts also broadcast via several streaming platforms online.

She had five minute breaks every hour and a one-hour rest after 12 hours for medical checks, washing and resting.

The chef said she wanted to beat the record in a bid to demonstrate how hard-working and determined young Nigerians are, and to highlight young African women who are side-lined in society.

As Baci edged closer to the 100-hour mark, President Buhari tweeted how Monday was a great day for Nigeria.

“We are all very proud of what she has personally accomplished – and placing Nigeria in the global spotlight,” he told his 4.5 million followers.

“Hilda’s drive, ambition and resilience have brought great interest and insight into the uniqueness of Nigerian food.

“She is now a cultural icon and I believe this feat will inspire many more young people, in Nigeria and beyond, to follow in her footsteps.”


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