Hilda Baci Breaks Guinness World Record For Longest Cooking Marathon

Nigerian chef Hilda Baci has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time.

Hilda broke the record of 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 seconds set by Chef Lata Tondon in Rewa, India, in 2019, on Monday.

The Nation reports Hilda kick-started the competition last Thursday (May 11) at exactly 4pm.

The event, which is taking place at Amore Gardens in Lekki, Lagos had many Nigerians defying the rain to cheer up the chef.

Actor Charles Okocha; actress, Kate Henshaw; singer, Tiwa Savage; media personality, Enioluwa, and many others appeared at the event.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu also visited the venue on Sunday to cheer up Baci.

Baci is no stranger to breaking records as she won the maiden edition of the ‘Jollof Faceoff’ competition back in August 2021.

On why she embarked on the latest task, Baci said it is one of her biggest aspirations, adding that it is also an opportunity to tell some positive stories from Africa through the meals that we eat.

Hilda Baci has officially surpassed the current Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual after cooking for more than 87 hours, 45 minutes, a record set by India’s Lata Tondon in 2019. She’ll keep cooking till 4 pm today to reach 96 hours.