Hilda Baci Awarded Guinness World Record for Longest Cooking Marathon

Nigerian chef Hilda Baci, also known as Hilda Effiong Bassey, has etched her name in culinary history by breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon (individual). After an exhaustive review of the evidence, Guinness World Records has officially confirmed Hilda Baci’s remarkable achievement, with an impressive time of 93 hours and 11 minutes.

Hilda Baci, a 26-year-old chef, cooked continuously for four days, preparing over 100 pots of food. Although aiming for 100 hours, a minor mistake deducted some time from her final total. Nonetheless, her determination and skills surpassed the previous record of 87 hours and 45 minutes set in 2019.

Guinness World Records Speaks On Hilda Baci's 'Longest Cooking Marathon'

Hilda’s motivation was to promote Nigerian cuisine and inspire African women. Her journey gained widespread attention on social media, with millions of followers tracking her progress via Instagram.

High-profile figures, including the formerVice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and award-winning singer Tiwa Savage, showed their support during Hilda’s record attempt.

Following the rules, Hilda cooked multiple items simultaneously and invited the public to enjoy her meals, donating any leftovers to the Festus Fajemilo Foundation.

Hilda’s achievement adds to her already impressive culinary career, which includes hosting a TV show and winning the Jollof Face-off competition.

In 2023, Hilda Baci proudly joins the Guinness World Records title holders as the longest cooking marathon record breaker.

Read: I Was On My Period While Cooking To Break Guinness World Record – Hilda Baci

Recall that we earlier posted that another Nigerian chef, Dammy is currently trying to break the record in Ekiti State.

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