Hilda Effiong Bassey, also known as Hilda Baci, a Nigerian chef, has been officially recognized by Guinness World Records for breaking the mark for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.
We recall that last month, Hilda Baci cooked for 100 hours nonstop, surpassing India’s Lata Tondon’s record of 87 hours and 45 minutes of uninterrupted cooking.
On Tuesday, she was officially recognized as the new record holder for the longest individual culinary marathon.
Guinness World Record tweeted, “After reviewing all the footage, we are pleased to announce that Hilda Baci holds the record for the longest cooking marathon (individual).”
The organization, however, recorded 93 hours and 11 minutes for the chef of Akwa Ibom State.
Guinness World Record announced on Tuesday that it deducted from Hilda’s final score because she took an extra minute for one of her early rest periods during the attempt.
It stated, “However, anyone attempting a marathon record receives a five-minute break for each completed hour.” Due to the lengthy nature of these recordings, it is necessary to provide participants with suitable rest breaks.
Due to an error in calculating Hilda’s rest breaks, we are unable to assign her the claimed 100 hours of overtime."
"I can now announce that with a time of 93 hours and 11 minutes, Hilda Baci holds the Guinness World Records title for the longest culinary marathon. In a video, a Guinness representative stated, “Congratulations, you are officially amazing.”