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Hilda Baci

Hilda Effiong Bassey popularly know as Hilda Baci
Is a Nigerian chef, restaurateur, and the current holder of the Guinness World Record for marathon cooking (Cook-athon).

Born on September 20th.
Baci is from Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. She graduated with a degree in sociology from Madonna University, located in Okija, Rivers State.
Hilda was the host of Dine on a budget, a television show that airs on Pop Central TV. Baci embarked on a culinary education program, drawing inspiration from her mother, who is also a culinary chef.

In March 2023, Baci announced she would be attempting the record for the longest cooking marathon. The record was previously held by Lata Tondon whose cooking marathon lasted for 87 hours, 45 minutes in 2019. On 11 May 2023, she started her record attempt titled


She broke the record on 15 May. On Monday May 15, 2023, at exactly 7:45 am, Hilda broke the record for longest cooking marathon by any individual hitting 87 hours 50 minutes above the previous record holder in 2019.

On Tuesday, May 16, 2023, Guinness World Records spokesperson released an official statement on its website saying:

“We are aware of the record attempt and are looking forward to receiving the evidence for our records management team to review, before we can confirm the record is official.”

To set a new record of the longest cooking marathon, Hilda was originally set to cook for 96hrs, but later extended her goal to a 100 hours cooking marathon.

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