Nigerian chef Hilda Baci seeks to break Guinness World Record, cooks over 100 meals in 64 hours

Nigerian chef Hilda Baci seeks to break Guinness World Record, cooks over 100 meals in 64 hours

Nigerian chef Hilda Baci. | @hildabaci/Instagram

Hilda Baci, a young Nigerian chef, is on the verge of breaking the Guinness World Record for ‘longest cooking time’ by an individual. 

The Multi-talented TV producer, actress and 'food-preneur' started her 4-day cooking marathon challenge on May 11. She is now on day 3. 

The 27-year-old has already clocked an impressive 68 hours and counting, with about 23 hours left for her to officially break the Guinness World Record. 

She stated she will cook for four days and four nights to break the 87 hours, 45 minutes set by Chef Lata London in Rewa, India back in 2019.

So far, Hilda has cooked over 110 meals and served over 2,795 people despite her obvious exhaustion from being on her feet for three days and counting.

All this time, Hilda has not sat down and has not relented - hasn't even caught a quick nap as she steadfastly pushes to achieve her monumental goal. 

Notable Nigerian celebrities, influencers and film stars have also actively supported Baci’s attempt by being present at the venue of the cook-a-thon and showering Baci with words of encouragement and affirmation.

One of the most notable names was Dream Catchers Academy Founder Seyi Oluyole who brought her talented team of young kids to cheer on Hilda. However, overcrowding at the venue almost shut the team out.

"To cheer Hilda Baci, I brought some of my girls to the venue for ‘FEEL’ - but entry is not as easy as we thought... Putting this here - in case there’s anyone who knows how we can get in," she tweeted.

On Sunday, she replied to a tweet where Guinness World Records wrote “Today is a good day to break a world record”, with “I’m on it.”

The event, which is happening at Amore Gardens in Lekki, Lagos, seeks to showcase Hilda’s culinary skills using various local and intercontinental recipes to put Nigeria on the global culinary map.


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