The Guinness World Record on Tuesday has certified Hilda Baci as the holder of the record for the longest cooking marathon.
After reviewing all the footage, we’re delighted to announce that Hilda Baci is the new record holder for the longest cooking marathon (individual),” GWR tweeted on Tuesday.
However, the organization announced that they would not be able to acknowledge her claim of 100 hours cooking time due to some discrepancies and placed her time at 93 hours 11 minutes.
The statement reads: “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 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.”
Baci’s cooking marathon took place in Lekki, Lagos State.
She broke the Guinness World Record for the “longest cooking marathon by an individual”
It was gathered that Baci won the inaugural Jollof Face-off Competition in 2021, taking home a grand prize of $5,000.