Hilda Baci, a 27-year-old chef from Akwa-Ibom state, Nigeria, is close to shattering the record for the “longest cooking time” by an individual. The Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time is held by Lata Tondon, who completed the task in 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 secs in Rewa, India, in 2019.
Here are interesting facts about Hilda and the contest
Her real name is Hilda Bassey Effiong. She is a young Nigerian chef from Akwa Ibom State and owns a food brand in Lagos called “My Food by Hilda”. She will be cooking non-stop for four days. The rules are; She must stand to cook; Coffee, stimulants, or any energy drink to boost her energy and bodily strength while cooking are prohibited.
She can only have food, water or fruit juice and glucose. She cooks round the clock at Amore Gardens, Lekki, Lagos State, Nigeria, and is entitled to 5 minutes break per hour, i.e. an hour break every 12 hours. She spends her break in a medical van, taking a quick nap, using the restroom, and getting a medical assessment or checkup by the medical team available on the site.
Hilda cooks different meals simultaneously and is shared with the people at the venue for FREE. She is at liberty to cook any meal she likes.
The World Record title concerns cooking within a time frame, not about what is cooked. The number of meals cooked and plates served are recorded.
By the time this was read, she had cooked over 115 meals with almost three thousand portions, if not more.
The current holder of the title Hilda seeks to break is an Indian chef Lata Tandon, who set a Guinness World Record for cooking for 87 hours and 45 minutes non-stop in 2019.
To break the record, Hilda Baci is attempting to cook for 96 hours, using extra 9 hours to break the world record as the first human on earth to spend such an amount of time cooking a marathon. She tagged the cooking project “Cook-a-thon”, a phrase coined from the word “marathon”. She appears exhausted already, but the people around her cheer her on to boost her morale.
Most food items, ingredients, utensils, etc., used for this project were sponsored.
Uber, one of her partners, is offering a 40% discounted ride to the venue for people who wishes to join and cheer her up at the venue.
Hilda’s mum is also a chef. She owns a food brand called “Calabar Pot”.
Source: Oga Yenne