Guinness World Records (GWR) on Tuesday awarded Hilda Effiong Bassey, better known as Hilda Baci, with the record for the longest cooking marathon (individual).
GWR, in a post on its website, disclosed that the feat was achieved during a time of 93 hours 11 minutes, as against 100 hours, saying “Following a thorough review of all the evidence, Guinness World Records can now confirm that Hilda Effiong Bassey, better known as Hilda Baci, has officially broken the record for the longest cooking marathon (individual), with a time of 93 hours 11 minutes.
“The 26-year-old Nigerian chef began on Thursday 11 May and continued through to Monday 15 May, cooking over 100 pots of food during her four-day kitchen stint.
“Hilda attempted to set a record of 100 hours, however, almost seven hours were deducted from her final total because she mistakenly took extra minutes for one of her rest breaks early on in the attempt.
“As with all ‘longest marathon’ records, the participant is permitted a five-minute rest break for every continuous hour of activity. These rest breaks can be accumulated if not taken. They were the only times Hilda could use the bathroom or sleep during the attempt.
“The previous record of 87 hours 45 minutes was set by Lata Tondon (India) in 2019.”