Hilda Baci Breaks Guinness World Record For Longest Cooking Marathon
The Nigerian Jollof Queen Hilda Baci, on Monday, broke the record for the longest cook-a-thon (cooking marathon).
The Nigerian cook broke the previous record of 87 hours and 45 minutes set by cook Lata Tondon in India in 2019 at 7:46 a.m. on Monday, May 15, 2023.
The chef has spent at least 87 hours showing her culinary skills using a variety of local and international recipes to place Nigeria on the map of the world’s cuisine. She is aiming for a 93-hour cooking marathon.
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Over the last four days, the 27-year-old has made delicacies from Nigerian cuisines with over 110 meals.
Hilda Baci has been cooking nonstop since 4 p.m. on Thursday, 11 May, and plans to keep cooking till 4 p.m. on Monday to reach her record goal of 96 hours.
The attempt also saw Hilda take an hour break in-between every 12 hours of cooking.
The four-day cooking marathon, which began on Thursday at 4 p.m., featured celebrity visitations from Tiwa Savage, Banky and Adesua Wellington, Teni the entertainer, Spyro, Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu, networking, games and brand activations.
The Cook-a-thon is an attempt by the actress and TV producer who has shown her culinary skills on various Television Cook shows and represented Nigeria at the Jollof Faceoff Competition in 2021, emerging as the winner.