Chef Hilda Baci of Nigeria made history when she attempted a record-breaking cooking marathon in an effort to qualify for the Guinness World Records. On Monday, Baci finished an astounding 100-hour cooking marathon, breaking the previous record of 87 hours and 45 minutes held by Indian chef Lata Tondon in 2019.
A native of Akwa Ibom, Baci made headlines worldwide as she completed the demanding culinary marathon, according to reports, whipping up over 55 recipes and more than 100 meals. Her incredible culinary project began on Thursday and was unabated until Monday, displaying unmatched dedication and endurance.
According to Guinness World Records, despite the incredible achievement, Baci’s new record is still pending verification. Before officially confirming and admitting Baci into their esteemed book of records, the officials are reportedly analyzing all the supporting documentation, according to a post on the official Guinness World Records website. This validation step is essential for the attempt to be genuine and to adhere to the accepted norms.
Following Baci’s success, there have been increased social media posts and debates from Nigerians and other supporters asking the Guinness World Records to validate and recognize her accomplishment. Guinness World Records responded to these requests by tweeting:
We’re aware of this amazing record attempt, we need to review all the evidence first before officially confirming a record.”
The initial goal of Hilda Baci’s quest was to surpass Lata Tondon’s previous record and terminate after 96 hours. She raised the bar to an astonishing 100 hours of nonstop cooking, surpassing her first goal. By doing so, Baci not only shattered the previous record, but also greatly increased it.
The outcomes of the official Guinness World Records assessment are eagerly anticipated by the world’s chefs. If her achievement is recognized, Chef Hilda Baci will be recognized as a global symbol of culinary perseverance and enthusiasm, motivating others to pursue similar goals. Her success highlights both her own personal genius as well as the enormous potential and tenacity present in Nigeria’s developing culinary sector.
While everyone waits for the formal announcement, Baci’s achievement continues to be spoken about, highlighting the potential and skill of African chefs on the international culinary scene. If confirmed, Baci’s record will serve as a tribute to the power of unwavering devotion to one’s art and intense passion for food.