Guinness World Records (GWR) has recently proclaimed Hilda Effiong Bassey, also known as Hilda Baci, the new record holder for the longest individual cooking marathon. This confirmation arrived following a detailed examination of all the substantiating material, and the record-breaking event was officially announced on Tuesday.
Hailing from Nigeria, 26-year-old Hilda Baci has managed to surpass all previous contenders in this extraordinary feat of culinary endurance. Her record-breaking run in the kitchen lasted an impressive 93 hours and 11 minutes. This announcement was published on the official GWR website, where the body of the record affirmed, “After a rigorous verification process, Guinness World Records is now able to validate that Hilda Effiong Bassey has officially broken the record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.”
The culinary marathon commenced on Thursday, 11 May, and continued uninterrupted through to Monday, 15 May. During this grueling and almost non-stop cooking journey that spanned four days, Hilda cooked over 100 pots of food. This Herculean effort is a testament not only to her impressive cooking skills but also to her physical stamina and determination.
While Hilda had initially set out with an ambitious goal of cooking continuously for 100 hours, she fell short of her initial target. Unfortunately, close to seven hours were deducted from her final total. This reduction was due to an error made early on in her attempt. She had mistakenly taken additional minutes during one of her scheduled rest breaks, leading to the deduction.
Nonetheless, her final cooking time of over 93 hours is still an incredibly remarkable achievement. Hilda Baci has proven that her passion for cooking and her relentless determination can overcome even the most challenging circumstances, earning her a deserved place in the annals of the Guinness World Records.