Renowned Nigerian chef Hilda Baci has achieved an extraordinary culinary feat, surpassing all previous records by cooking nonstop for an astounding 100 hours. With this remarkable accomplishment, Baci has set a new world record for the longest individual cooking session, leaving a mark in history. The feat was accomplished when she turned off her gas stove at 8 pm on Monday, May 15, 2023.
Having exceeded the previous record of 87 hours and 45 minutes set by Lata Tondon of India in 2019, Baci’s achievement stands as a testament to her unrivaled talent, unwavering dedication, and indomitable willpower.
Throughout the duration of her four-day cooking marathon, the 27-year-old masterfully prepared hundreds of delectable meals that delighted the thousands of Nigerians who flocked to Amore Gardens in Lekki to witness her groundbreaking endeavor.
In order to ensure her well-being during this demanding endeavor, Baci received exceptional medical care from a team of doctors, trainers, and nutritionists who supported her through challenging moments. At times, she experienced exhaustion and fatigue, even vomiting, but with the assistance of her sous chef, Sunny, and the unwavering support of her family, particularly her encouraging mother, as well as friends, politicians, celebrities, and well-wishers, she persevered. The enthusiastic crowd surrounding her provided a continuous source of motivation. Distinguished guests, including the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and former Akwa Ibom State governor, Senator Godswill Akpabio, also paid visits to her kitchen, further adding to the significance of her achievement.
Baci’s feat is truly extraordinary, as cooking is an inherently exhausting activity. Her ability to endure for an impressive 100 hours is a testament to her resilience and determination. The Guinness World Records management will meticulously review her remarkable accomplishment before officially inducting her name into the prestigious book, which already boasts numerous Nigerian achievers in various categories.