Hilda Baci Breaks Guinness World Record for Longest Cooking Marathon

Hilda Baci Breaks Guinness World Record for Longest Cooking Marathon

Nigerian chef Hilda Baci has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon (individual). She cooked for 93 hours and 11 minutes, beating the previous record of 87 hours 45 minutes set by Lata Tondon in 2019.

Baci, 26, began her cooking marathon on Thursday, May 11 and finished on Monday, May 15. She cooked over 100 pots of food during her four-day stint, including a variety of Nigerian dishes such as jollof rice, egusi soup, and fufu.

Baci said she was inspired to break the record to “put Nigerian cuisine on the map” and “to inspire young African women to chase their dreams.” She also said she wanted to “truly push my limits and test my abilities.”

Baci’s record attempt was a major social media event, with millions of people following her progress on Instagram Live. Several high-profile Nigerian figures, including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, visited her to show their support.

In addition to breaking the Guinness World Record, Baci also raised money for the Festus Fajemilo Foundation, a charity that provides food and other assistance to the less fortunate.

Baci is a graduate of Madonna University in Nigeria, where she studied sociology. She is a self-taught chef and has appeared on several television shows, including Dine on a Budget.

Baci’s achievement is a testament to her hard work and dedication. She is an inspiration to young people everywhere who dream of pursuing their passions.