• Friday, July 12, 2024
businessday logo


Guinness world records officially recognises Hilda Baci for longest cooking marathon

Hilda Baci

Hilda Baci was named the new record holder for the longest individual cooking on Tuesday by Guinness World Records.
“Following a thorough review of all the evidence, Guinness World Records can now confirm that Hilda Effiong Bassey, better known as Hilda Baci, has officially broken the record for the longest cooking marathon (individual), with a time of 93 hours 11 minutes,” the GWR stated in a statement on its website.

Read also: Hilda Baci cook-a-thon: Behind the scenes, other moments in pictures

The 26-year-old Nigerian chef began on Thursday 11 May and continued through to Monday 15 May, cooking over 100 pots of food during her four-day kitchen stint.

Hilda attempted to set a record of 100 hours, however, almost seven hours were deducted from her final total because she mistakenly took extra minutes for one of her rest breaks early on in the attempt.