Hilda Effiong Bassey, also known as Hilda Baci, a Nigerian chef, has been officially dethroned as the Guinness World Record holder for the Longest Cooking Marathon.
Guinness World Records (Gwr) confirmed this on Tuesday in a statement on its official website, where it also announced Alan Fisher as the new record-holder.
“Alan Fisher (Ireland), An Owner And Chef Of A Restaurant In Japan, Has Broken Two Cooking-Related Guinness World Records Titles,” according to the statement. "First, He’s Claimed The Longest Cooking Marathon (Individual) After Clocking In A Time Of 119 Hours 57 Minutes. That’s more than 24 hours longer than the previous record, which was held by Nigerian Chef Hilda Baci.
Hilda Baci, Nigeria’s Cooking Queen, Has Been Dethroned
Alan Fisher of Ireland cooked for an incredible 119 hours and 57 minutes at his Japanese restaurant — Guinness World Records (@gwr) November 7, 2023
“Alan then claimed the record for the longest baking marathon (individual), clocking in at 47 hours and 21 minutes.” Wendy Sandner (USA) held the previous record of 31 hours and 16 minutes. “What’s Even More Impressive Is That Alan Took On Both Attempts Back To Back, Meaning He Was At Work In The Kitchen For Over 160 Hours With Just Over A Day Of Rest In Between!”
Hilda was named the Guinness World Record holder for the Longest Cooking Marathon in June.
According to a statement on the Guinness World Records website, Hilda was declared the record holder after a thorough review of all evidence.
The 26-year-old Nigerian Chef began her four-day kitchen stint on Thursday, May 11, and ended on Monday, May 15, cooking almost 100 pots of food.
Hilda attempted to set a record of 100 hours, but nearly seven hours were deducted from her final total because she took an extra minute for one of her rest breaks early in the attempt.
Hilda had broken Lata Tondon’s (India) previous record of 87 hours 45 minutes set in 2019.