Hilda Baci, a Nigerian chef, discusses her record-breaking feat, including her most difficult moment.
On Monday, May 15, the 27-year-old chef broke the Guinness World Record for the longest solo cooking time.
Hilda Baci cooked for 100 hours straight, breaking the previous record of 87 hours and 45 minutes set by Indian chef Lata Tondon in 2019.
Her cooking marathon began on May 11, 2023 and ended on May 15, 2023. During the event, she prepared over 200 lunches and served them to a throng of over 4,000 people.
In a recent interview with Pulse, Hilda spoke about her achievement, revealing that the most challenging part of the marathon was the first six hours, during which she had to pray for strength.
Hilda Baci opens up on toughest moment during cooking marathon
“I am amazed at the outpouring of love from Nigerians towards achieving this record. The first six hours were the toughest for me, and I had to pray to God for strength,” she said.
“I appreciate everyone who took the time to support and encourage me by visiting the venue to cheer me on or driving the conversation on social platforms.
“Your unwavering passion to see me succeed through this attempt is heartfelt. I am grateful to my family, the various teams that worked with me on this project, and fans from all over the world who kept the passion going,” she added.