A talented chef has made history by cooking non-stop for a mind-boggling 93 hours and 11 minutes, earning a well-deserved Guinness World Record. With unwavering passion and skill, this culinary wizard wowed everyone with their incredible feat.
Chef Sets New Guinness World Record After Cooking Non-Stop For A Whopping 93 Hours
Hilda Baci, a talented 26-year-old Nigerian chef, embarked on a remarkable cooking marathon that lasted from Thursday, May 11, to Monday, May 15.
During this incredible four-day feat, Hilda skillfully prepared and served over 100 pots of delicious food.
Her exceptional culinary skills and unwavering dedication have earned her a special place in the hearts and palates of people around the world.
Baci astoundingly surpassed the previous record of 87 hours and 45 minutes, previously held by Lata Tondon from India in 2019.
Initially aiming for a remarkable 100-hour cooking marathon, the chef's determination was temporarily interrupted when she inadvertently took a longer break, deducting seven minutes from her final time.
We can't help but empathize with you, sis. The feat you accomplished is truly awe-inspiring.
In accordance with the rules for 'longest marathon' records, Hilda Baci, at 26 years old, was allowed a five-minute rest break for every hour of continuous activity, with assistance permitted only once.
During her remarkable achievement, Hilda predominantly showcased her culinary expertise in Nigerian cuisine, delighting everyone with jollof rice, various rice, and pasta, as reported by BBC News.
She was impressed with her cooking skills, and Hilda generously shared her talent by preparing and distributing akara, a popular street food made from deep-fried mashed beans, to her guests.
To minimize waste, any leftovers from the marathon cooking were donated to the Festus Fajemilo Foundation, a charitable organization.
In preparation for the event, Hilda meticulously crafted a comprehensive 35-item menu that served as her guiding compass, ensuring each meal was prepared flawlessly throughout the marathon.
Every pot Hilda cooked during the marathon was designed to generously feed 30-35 people, with accurate stock control measures to avoid unnecessary food waste.
However, beyond the pursuit of breaking a world record, Hilda's true motivation was to elevate Nigerian cuisine to global recognition.
Her aspiration was to inspire young African women to fearlessly pursue their dreams, utilizing her remarkable achievement as a catalyst for empowerment and showcasing the rich culinary heritage of Nigeria to the world.
“I also decided to break this record to truly push my limits and test my abilities,” she told Guinness World Record.
She added: “My team’s and my goal for this event was to make it free to all and to feed the less privileged."
In fact, Baci’s cook proved so popular that many rallied to support her, including high-profile figures and celebrities, via an Instagram Livestream.
"Hilda's cook-a-thon 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," the outlet added.
After she had completed the cook-a-thon, a teary-eyed Baci took to Instagram to thank all her supporters on her cooking journey.
"I'm still in awe, like I think I'm still in shock," she said in the video. "I'm so happy and I'm so grateful to everyone."
A Guinness World Records spokesperson said: “We are aware of the record attempt and are looking forward to receiving the evidence for our Records Management Team to review, before we can confirm the record is official.”
Hilda explained she was taking on the challenge to highlight Nigerian cuisine.
She told CNN: “Nigerian cuisine is the best out there. The more recipes are propagated, the more people will be willing to try it. Nigerian food is such comfort food.”