Hilda Baci Sets To Break Guinness World Records With Her Marathon Cooking

vincity May 15, 2023
Updated 2023/05/15 at 9:54 AM

Young Nigerian chef from Akwa Ibom State, Is At The Verge Of Breaking A World Record

Nigerian entrepreneur and chef, popularly referred to as Hilda Baci, 27, is currently at the edge of breaking the Guinness World Records for the “longest cooking marathon by an individual”. 

The 27year old is a young Nigerian chef from Akwa Ibom State, an oil rich state in the South-South region of the country. The Chief Executive Director of  “My Food by Hilda” a food brand currently situated in Lagos, Nigeria.

The young hard working Akwaibomite is currently on a 4 days marathon cooking which will end on Monday, May 15. 87 Hours 45 minutes was the last record of the longest cooking marathon achieved by individual. This was achieved by a renowned chef Lata Tondon from India on September 7, 2019. Baci is on the verge of breaking the record as she has already surpassed 80 hours and gunning for 19 hours set for the cook-a-thon. 



The Nigerian restaurateur set to cook a total of 35 cold dishes, sides, sauces and soups, they are Nigerian cuisine mostly and well-wishers are invited to taste her meals.  The list of 35 meals Hilda Baci was preparing would be done within the space of 90 hours in order for her to join the list of Nigerians already on the Guinness World Records. 

The cooking challenge which is taking place in Amore Gardens, Lekki, Lagos State would be done round the 90 hours, 4 days, no sleep (Morning, afternoon, evening, and night. So, for 4 nights, she  won’t sleep). She has just 5 minutes rest per hour. Other source claimed she has 30 minutes rest in every 6 hours and that she spends the 30 minutes in a close by medical van. A post by @abdullahayofel on Twitter said.   


Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is one of the leading prominent Nigerians who have visited there to taste Hilda Baci’s meal. Sanwo-Olu made the visit on Sunday, May 14, taste her meal and cheer up the entrepreneur.

She was reported to have invited people to come around and taste her meals as it would be for free for the 4 days, the cooking and everything related were sponsored. It was earlier reported that Nigerian author and film maker, Seyi Oluyole, had visited the venue with a number of young girls to taste the meals of the ambitious chef .

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