Nigerian chef, Hilda Baci, recently made headlines by breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time. However, the renowned record-keeping organization, Guinness World Records, has yet to officially endorse her cook-a-thon. In response to the public’s queries about this omission, the Guinness World Record explained that they need to review Baci’s evidence before confirming her record-breaking achievement.
Previously, the longest cooking hours record was held by Indian Chef Lata Tondon, who cooked meals for an impressive 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 seconds. Baci set out to surpass this record and successfully achieved her initial goal at around 7:46 am on Monday morning. However, she didn’t stop there and continued to cook for more than 96 hours, aiming to solidify her place in the Guinness World Records.
Throughout the duration of her cook-a-thon, Baci has garnered immense support from Nigerians. Her live video captured the enthusiasm of people gathered around, screaming in pride to show their admiration for her accomplishment. Notably, Baci’s cooking hackathon has managed to unify Nigerians from all walks of life, as they come together at her cooking station.
The Guinness World Records took to social media to acknowledge Baci’s remarkable record attempt. They expressed their awareness of her feat but emphasized the necessity to review all the evidence before officially confirming her record. The Guinness Book of Records, commonly referred to as the Guinness World Records, is a renowned reference book featuring human and natural world records. Initially published in 1955 by the Guinness Brewery in Ireland, the book has gained immense popularity over the years, showcasing a wide range of extraordinary achievements, from the smallest to the largest, the quickest to the slowest, and the most bizarre and unusual accomplishments.
To be listed in the Guinness World Records, individuals or groups must submit evidence and undergo a thorough verification process by the Guinness World Records team. Only after validation does a record become official and find its place in the book as an official world record. The rigorous process ensures the credibility and integrity of the records presented.
While Chef Hilda Baci has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time, the official endorsement from the organization is still pending. The Guinness World Records’ decision to review the evidence before confirming the record aligns with their commitment to upholding the integrity and accuracy of the achievements recognized in their renowned book.