27-year-old Nigerian Chef and Restaurateur, Hilda Effiong Baci who held the Guinness world record for marathon cooking in June 2023 has been dethroned by a chef from Ireland.
Hilda, who finished with a time of 93 hours 11 minutes, held on to her title for about 5 months before Chef Alan Fisher surpassed her with a time of 119 hours, 57 minutes.
The news was confirmed on the official page of Guinness World Records on X. They announced in a statement that the Irish Chef had broken 2 cooking-related records back-to-back, Hilda’s included.
According to them, he surpassed Hilda’s marathon cooking record with 24 hours and also claimed the title for longest baking record from former record holder, Wendy Sander. Alan reportedly finished with a time of 47 hours 21 minutes, 16 hours longer than Wendy’s.
Hilda, who cooked over 100 pots of food in a 4-day cooking stint also took to her social media to congratulate Chef Alan Fisher on his record-breaking achievements.
She described his win as ‘a huge achievement’ and captioned the post, ‘Huge Congratulations to Alan Fisher! 119 hrs 57mins is a huge achievement, and I wish him all the best as the new world record holder!’, on her X account.
Who holds the world record for longest cooking time?
Alan Fisher, an Irish chef, holds the world record for the longest cooking time, as stated on the official website of Guinness World Records. He achieved this feat by cooking for 119 hours and 57 minutes.
In addition, Mr. Fisher broke the record for the longest baking marathon by surpassing the previous record held by Wendy Sandner of the US. He baked for 47 hours and 21 minutes.
It’s worth noting that Mr. Fisher participated in both attempts consecutively, with just over a day of rest in between. According to Guinness World Records, the chef spent over 160 hours in the kitchen.
How many breaks did Hilda Baci take?
Hilda spent over 100 hours cooking, with only short five-minute breaks allowed every hour or so, spread out over several days.
How much will Hilda Baci get paid?
According to GWR, they do not provide cash prizes or a monetary payout to record breakers. Moreover, breaking a world record can often lead to great opportunities and rewards beyond the initial achievement itself.
For Hilda, the satisfaction of achieving a world record is a significant accomplishment that can never be quantified in monetary terms.
Moreover, Hilda’s success led to a lot of sponsorships, gifts, and endorsement deals that she may not have received otherwise.
How many hours did Hilda Baci use to cook?
According to GWR, Hilda aimed to set a record of 100 hours. However, due to a mistake she made during one of her early rest breaks, GWR deducted almost seven hours from her final total.
So she ended up breaking the record with a time of 93 hours 11 minutes.
What food did Hilda Baci Cook?
The Akwa Ibom Chef, Hilda Baci cooked over 200 delicious and nutritious meals, which were served to more than 4,000 people, all free of charge.
Her menu for the cooking marathon included mouth-watering delicacies such as Jollof Rice, Seafood Okra, and Coconut Rice, Asun Pasta, Nsala Soup, Akara, Pancakes, Edika Ikong, Fisherman Soup, and Ofada Sauce, etc.
The delicious taste of the meals brought smiles to the faces of those who were fortunate enough to receive a plate.
Has Hilda Baci stopped cooking?
No, Hilda Baci has not stopped cooking. In fact, she continues to share her culinary expertise with the world. After achieving worldwide recognition, she now offers affordable online cooking classes.
Upon finishing the course, participants will receive a certificate from Chef Hilda Baci, showcasing their newly acquired culinary skills.
How much did Hilda Baci spend in the cookathon?
Shortly after breaking the Guinness World record for ‘longest cooking marathon’, Hilda shared a video on social media where she mentioned that she spent more than N80 million from her own earnings to host a cookathon event, where all the food and drinks were free for everyone.
Hilda posted the video in response to a brand’s accusation that she had breached a N3 million deal for a meet-and-greet event in Abuja.
What Time did Hilda Baci start cooking?
The record-smashing Nigerian chef Hilda Baci took the culinary world by storm when she ended her marathon cooking at 100 hours.
She began cooking on Thursday, May 11th, 2023, at exactly 4 pm. Her skills, endurance, and sheer determination were on full display as she cooked up a storm for over four consecutive days, ultimately shattering the previous record and making history.