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Hilda Baci: Five Benefits Enjoy as a Guinness World Record Holder

Hilda Baci - Guinness World Records Holder for the Cookathon

Hilda Effiong Bassey, otherwise Hilda Baci, is a Nigerian chef, and the current holder of the Guinness World Record for marathon cooking with 93 hours 11 minutes, setting a new record after surpassing Indian chef Lata Tondon 87 hours, 45 minutes cooking marathon in 2023.

Lato Tondon - Indian Chef who won the Guinness World Records in 2019
Lata Tondon: an Indian Chef who won the former Guinness World Record holder for marathon cooking in September, 2019.

On Twitter Account yesterday, Tuesday, June 13, 2023, Guinness World Records’ Announcement stated that “after reviewing all the footage, we’re delighted to announce that Hilda Baci is the new record holder for the longest cooking marathon (individual)”

The 26-year-old Nigerian chef began on Thursday 11 May and continued through to Monday 15 May, cooking over 100 pots of food, mostly Nigerian dishes such as jollof rice and akara during her four-day kitchen stint, attempting to set a record of 100 hours.

Hilda Baci is Cooking-A-Thon

However, almost seven hours were deducted from her time because she mistakenly took extra minutes for one of her rest breaks early on in the attempt. According to Hilda Baci, her mission is to put Nigerian cuisine on the map” and “to inspire young African women to chase their dreams.”

I also decided to break this record to truly push my limits and test my abilities,” Hilda Baci added.

Meanwhile, Today, I’m going to be highlighting five best benefits Hilda Baci might enjoy as a world record holder. Now, let’s dive into it.

Highly Recognized Certificate

Hilda Baci has received a highly valued certificate from Guinness World Records to certify her achievement.

This certificate will be recognized globally and it’ll be a proof of her hard work and dedication, which can showcase proudly in her restaurant and home.

Global Recognition

Hilda Baci has been featured on Guinness World Records website and social media pages. This will help reaching out to millions of people around the world. 

Furthermore, it will give her exposure and fame, and also inspire others to attempt their own records or learn more about Nigerian cuisine.

Monetary Value

Hilda Baci run a restaurant, My Food by Hilda in Lagos, one of the largest city in Africa and commercial hub of Nigeria. This world record will add more monetary value to her restaurant by attracting more customers and fans.

Brand Ambassador

You Know, Usually, Brands, Organizations or Companies would prefer to use the names of people who have done amazing things to promote their products. 

People like Hilda Baci with Guinness record may get offers from companies to work with them as their influencer or ambassador.

Ability To Tour The World

With Guinness World Records, you have the ability to tour round the world. Mostly, you are often invited to join events, meetings, and TV shows, where they can get paid for being there and giving more global recognitions.

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