Nigerian chef Hilda Baci has made history by officially breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual. Baci’s extraordinary achievement has garnered widespread acclaim and jubilation, solidifying her position as a trailblazing figure in the culinary world.
The news of Baci’s record-breaking accomplishment was announced on Tuesday, with Guinness World Records confirming her feat on their official website. After a thorough review of the evidence, it was established that the 26-year-old chef had successfully completed a cooking marathon lasting an impressive 93 hours and 11 minutes.
Baci embarked on her ambitious culinary endeavor on Thursday, May 11, and persevered through the intense cooking sessions until Monday, May 15. Over the course of the four-day marathon, she prepared an astonishing number of over 100 pots of food, captivating the attention and admiration of onlookers.
While Baci initially aimed to set a record of 100 hours, a minor miscalculation during one of her rest breaks resulted in a deduction of approximately seven hours from her final total. According to the guidelines set by Guinness World Records for “longest marathon” records, participants are allowed a five-minute rest break for every continuous hour of activity. These rest breaks can be accumulated if not taken, providing participants with brief respites to attend to personal needs or rest during their arduous undertaking.
Upon receiving the confirmation of her record-breaking achievement from Guinness World Records, Baci took to Twitter to express her overwhelming gratitude and excitement. In a tweet, she exclaimed, “This is the best news ever omg omg omg thank you so much,” conveying her elation and appreciation for the recognition.
The news of Baci’s remarkable feat quickly spread across social media platforms, prompting an outpouring of congratulations and support from her fans. The magnitude of her achievement has not only solidified her position as a culinary powerhouse but has also brought pride and inspiration to her fellow Nigerians and Africans.
Baci’s record-breaking milestone eclipses the previous record of 87 hours and 45 minutes, which was held by Lata Tondon from India since 2019. Her accomplishment serves as a testament to the indomitable spirit, perseverance, and culinary prowess that she possesses.