Breaking: Nigerian chef, Hilda breaks Guinness World Record for ‘longest cooking time’
By Jennifer S. Kuwanta
Nigerian chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, has broken the Guinness World Record for the “longest cooking marathon by an individual”.
The chef, on Monday morning, smashed the 87 hours 45 minutes record set by now-former Guinness World Record holder, Lata Tondon.
Hilda launched into the competition on Thursday at exactly 4pm when she put on her cooker.
Hilda carries on despite having broken the record as she aims to cook for 96 hours, setting a new world record as the first human on earth to spend such an amount of time cooking.
The chef has continued to receive a wave of support from government officials, celebrities, clerics, and other well-meaning Nigerians.
This is even as Nigerians stood by her despite a heavy downpour in the wee hours of Monday.
Hilda Baci was born on September 20, 1996, in Akwa Ibom State. She is a multi-talented Nigerian TV producer, actress, head cook at FoodbyHilda and entrepreneur.
Before venturing into the food industry, Hilda studied Sociology at Madonna University in Okija, Nigeria. Her love for cooking and her passion for sharing her culinary skills with others led her to start her own business, which initially had only one location.
As the CEO and head chef of @Myfoodbyhilda, Hilda has developed a reputation for providing delicious and healthy meals using locally sourced ingredients. She is also known for her innovative cooking techniques and creative presentation, which have earned her a loyal following of customers and fans.