Nigerian chef, Hilda Baci born Hilda Bassey Effiong has broken the Guinness World Record for longest cooking hours.
The chef, on Monday morning, May 15, 2023, smashed the 87 hours 45 minutes record set by the current Guinness World Record holder, Lata Tondon.
Baci launched into the competition on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at exactly 4 pm when she put on her cooker.
However, as of the time of filing this report, Hilda has cooked for 88 hours, 19 minutes.
She aims to cook for 96 hours. She will complete the task at 5pm on Monday.
The chef has been getting massive support, especially from Nigerians, celebrities and politicians in the country.
Hilda Baci: All about Nigerian chef who breaks Guinness World Records
Who is Hilda Baci?
The restaurateur is a young Nigerian chef from Akwa Ibom State, an oil rich state in the South-South region of the country.
What is the Guinness World Record Cooking for?
Hilda is on 4 days marathon cooking which will end on Monday, May 15. 87 Hours 45 minutes was the last record of the longest cooking marathon achieved by individual.
Lata Tondon from India achieved the feat on September 7, 2019. Baci is on the verge of breaking the record as she has already surpassed 80 hours and gunning for 19 hours set for the cook-a-thon.
What is Hilda Baci cooking?
The Nigerian restaurateur set to cook a total of 35 cold dishes, sides, sauces and soups, they are Nigerian cuisine mostly and well-wishers are invited to taste her meals.
The list of 35 meals Baci was preparing would be done within the space of 90 hours in order for her to join the list of Nigerians already on the Guinness World Records.
What are the rules Hilda Baci must follow while cooking?
The cooking challenge which is taking place in Amore Gardens, Lekki, Lagos State would be done round the 90 hours, 4 days, no sleep (Morning, afternoon, evening, and night. So, for 4 nights, she won’t sleep).
She has just 5 minutes rest per hour. Other source claimed she has 30 minutes rest in every 6 hours and that she spends the 30 minutes in a close by medical van. A post by @abdullahayofel on Twitter said.
Who can taste Hilda Baci meals?
She was reported to have invited people to come around and taste her meals as it would be for free for the 4 days, the cooking and everything related were sponsored.