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Nigerian chef Hilda Baci set to break Guinness World Record for ‘longest cooking time’


A Nigerian chef, Hilda Baci is on the verge of breaking the Guinness World Record for ‘longest cooking time’ by an individual.

The 27-year-old is going on 64 hours and counting, with about 23 hours left for her to break the Guinness World Record.

So far, Hilda has cooked over 110 meals and served over 2,795 people. Despite her obvious exhaustion from being on her feet for three days and counting, Hilda Baci’s commitment to excellence is evident as she is not compromising on the meal standard and has maintained excellence which her brand is synonymous with.

Recall that Hilda announced in an Instagram post on April 2nd that she was going to make her five-year-long dream a reality.

She stated she will cook for four days and four nights to break the 87 hours, 45 minutes set by Chef Lata London in Rewa, India in 2019.

The event was scheduled to begin on April 28th but had to be shifted to May 11th at Amore Gardens, Lekki, Lagos to cater to the needs and requirements of the extra people who registered to be in attendance.

Hilda Baci

On Sunday, Hilda Baci replied to a tweet where Guinness World Records wrote “today is a good day to break a world record”, with “I’m on it.”


Baci’s attempt to break the Guinness World Record has been nothing but awe-inspiring to Nigerians and women around the world as this attempt has had an influx of Nigerians at the venue of the cook-a-thon to see her break this record and thousands more, following live events closely via social media.

With Monday just around the corner, more encouraging words pour in and Hilda Baci’s resilience and determination to see this through is evident. “Bet on Hilda” continues to trend on social media and with hopes high and Baci’s strong resolve, the #HildaBaciCookathon is not only inspiring but positively impacting lives.

Some of the highlights from day 3 of Hilda’s cook-a-thon was the yoga class in the morning, facilitated by Tobe Ifeanyi, and a speech from Hilda’s mum at 47 hours when Hilda needed motivation. Hilda’s mom is the owner of Calabar Pot, one of the top restaurants in Abuja.

Over the night, 58 hours into the cook-a-thon a group of traditional Efik dancers came to support Hilda dressed in traditional dancing gear.

You can watch Hilda Baci’s cook-a-thon live on Instagram on Hilda’s personal page @hildabaci, Hilda’s restaurant page @myfoodbyhilda, Hilda’s cook-a-thon page @hildabaci, on Youtube @Hildabacicookathon, on Tiktok @hildabacicooks and on Twitter @hildabacicooks.


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