Am Akwa Ibom-born lady, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, is on the verge of breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time as an individual.
Naija News understands that the current record for the longest cooking time by an individual is held by Chef Lata Tondon, who was reported to have spent 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 seconds cooking in Rewa, India, in 2019.
At a press briefing earlier in April, Baci, who is just 27 years of age disclosed that she became “infatuated with the world record” since childhood.
The multi-talented TV producer, actress, and chef noted on Instagram that she was going to make her five-year-long dream a reality, stating that she will cook for four days and four nights to break the 87 hours record by Chef Tondon.
This news platform understands that the event was earlier scheduled to begin on April 28th but was postponed to May 11th at Amore Gardens, Lekki, Lagos State.
Though Baci would be doing the cooking alone, she needed the help of extra people to assist in other things. Earlier on Sunday, Baci replied to a tweet where Guinness World Records wrote, “Today is a good day to break a world record”, with “I’m on it.”
The young lady has been receiving accolades from Nigerians who have been showing her support on social media pages and also attending the venue of the event.
Naija News understands that Baci owes a food brand in Lagos called “My Food by Hilda.” Reports showed that during the four days cooking streak, Baci is not expected to take coffee, stimulants, or any energy drink to boost her energy and bodily strength as she must cook artificially.
She is, however, allowed to eat food, drink water or fruit juice, & take glucose. Baci cooks all day with no sleep (Morning, afternoon, evening, and night).
During this time, she has just 5 minutes rest per hour [meaning for every 1 hour, she is entitled to just 5 minutes rest or break, an hour break every 12 hours].
She also gets a 30-minute break every 6 hours.
It is gathered that Baci spends the 30mins in a medical van which is just close by, within which she can nap, use the restroom, and also get a medical assessment or checkup by the medical team available on the spot.
Another thing worthy of note is that whatever Baci cooks are shared with the people at the venue for FREE.
She is expected to cook different meals simultaneously and she is at liberty to cook any meal she likes as there are no restrictions as to what she can cook or not cook.