JUST IN: Guinness World Records certifies Hilda Baci’s longest cooking marathon (gazettengr.com)

JUST IN: Guinness World Records certifies Hilda Baci’s longest cooking marathon

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They were the only times Hilda could use the bathroom or sleep during the attempt.

The previous record of 87 hours 45 minutes was set by Lata Tondon (India) in 2019.

Hilda attempted this record to put Nigerian cuisine on the map and to inspire young African women to chase their dreams.

I also decided to break this record to truly push my limits and test my abilities, she added.

Hilda prepared for the event by creating a 35item menu as a guide for every meal that she would cook.

She ensured that she had the necessary ingredients to make each recipe, with her team procuring further food items while the cookathon was underway based on what was needed to be topped up.

Hildas record attempt took the world of social media by storm, with millions in Nigeria and beyond following her progress via an Instagram live stream.

Hildas cookathon was in fact so popular that our website crashed for two days due to the immense volume of traffic we received from her legion of loyal fans.

Several highprofile Nigerian figures visited Hilda to support her during her record attempt, such as the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Olusola SanwoOlu and awardwinning singer Tiwa Savage.

Hilda was required to abide by several rules during her recordbreaking cookathonThere must be at least two items being prepared or cooked at any timeA souschef is permitted to assist in prep work, washing up, and cleaning the kitchen area, but all the cooking must be done by the individual attempting the record

One of the most important rules of our foodrelated record attempts is that all items must be consumed after cooking.

Hilda Baci awarded record for worlds longest cooking marathon

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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 26yearold Nigerian chef began on Thursday 11 May and continued through to Monday 15 May, cooking over 100 pots of food during her fourday 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.

As with all longest marathon records, the participant is permitted a fiveminute rest break for every continuous hour of activity.

All leftover food was donated to the Festus Fajemilo Foundation.

My teams and my goal for this event was to make it free to all and to feed the less privileged, Hilda said.

According to Hilda, each pot of food she cooked was big enough to serve 3035 people, and appropriate stock control was conducted to avoid any wastage of food.

After graduating from Madonna University, Nigeria, with a degree in sociology, Hilda decided to embark on her culinary career.

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