Guinness World Records has released an official statement on Nigerian chef Hilda Bassey Effiong popularly known as Hilda Baci who has surpassed the record for the longest cooking time by an individual.
The records body in a statement on Tuesday said its officials are looking “forward to reviewing the evidence and hope to be able to verify Hilda’s efforts as a new record very soon.”
Baci, who is from Akwa Ibom on Monday broke the record that was by an Indian chef, Lata Tondon, who had completed the task in 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 secs in Rewa, in 2019.
As of 11:22 am on Monday, Baci has cooked for 91 hours and 21 minutes. She has now achieved a 100-hour record time.
The statement which was published on the body’s official website on Tuesday read,
“Hilda Bassey, known on social media as Hilda Baci, has been dominating headlines around the world ever since she launched her cooking marathon
“She’s hoping to snap up the record title for the longest cooking marathon (individual) which currently belongs to Lata Tondon (India) with a time of 87 hr 45 min”
“Hilda began cooking on Thursday and continued through to Monday, reportedly whipping up 55 recipes and more than 100 meals in a whopping 100-hour stint.
“Officials on our records team look forward to reviewing the evidence and hope to be able to verify Hilda’s efforts as a new record very soon,” it also read.
According to the British reference body, one of its spokespersons said: the body is “aware” of Baci’s “record attempt” and “are looking forward to receiving the evidence for its Records Management Team to review before we can confirm the record is official.”
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