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Nigerian Chef Poised To Set World Record By Cooking Over 250 Recipes In 4-Day Marathon

Nigerian Chef Hilda Baci aims to set a Guinness World Record in a 4-day cook-a-thon, preparing over 250 recipes.

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Nigerian TV producer, actress, and head cook at FoodbyHilda, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, is set to make her mark in the Guinness World Records for the longest cooking marathon.

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Hilda’s cook-a-thon began on May 11 and will conclude on May 14. The event is being live-streamed on multiple social media channels, where viewers can watch Hilda meticulously prepare over 250 recipes.

The journey to the cook-a-thon started five years ago. It is one of my biggest aspirations and I am glad that I took the bold step to embark on this adventure. I have taken time to prepare for this psychologically and I am proud to finally take on this challenge. The cook-a-thon is also an opportunity to tell some of the positive stories that come from Africa through the meals that we make. This attempt is also proof of the strength young people can exhibit with the right platform and support. I look forward to receiving support from people across the world to achieve this feat. – Hilda Baci

Hilda’s audacious attempt is supported by Nigerians who have shown their support by betting on her perseverance as she puts in over 75 hours of work.

The current record for the world’s longest cooking marathon is held by Lata Tondon, who spent 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 seconds cooking in Rewa, India, in 2019.

Hilda’s cook-a-thon is currently taking place at Amore Garden, Lekki, Lagos, and guests are welcome to participate through various side attractions.

Those who cannot physically attend can still participate by following the event on social media via @hildabacicookathon.

Hilda Baci’s Journey to the Record

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Hilda Effiong Bassey is a graduate of Sociology from Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State. Her foray into catering was influenced by her mother’s culinary techniques. After establishing Food by Hilda with her brother, she extended her skills to TV, starting with the cooking segment, In my Kitchen, on Rave TV’s breakfast show, Morning Rave.

She has showcased her skills on various cook shows and even represented Nigeria at the Jollof Faceoff Competition in 2021, which she won. The Guinness World Record attempt is her latest feat in driving her entrepreneurial vision for impact and attracting more investors and collaborators toward the expansion of Food by Hilda.

The event will have sideline activities including games, music performances, poetry, and celebrity attendance. It is headline sponsored by GB Food; Gino tomatoes paste, Ginomax, and Bama. Other sponsors include Woodscope, Amore Gardens, Vendease, AfriGlobal, Uber, Arla Foods, CWAY, Filmhouse, ORIKI, PowerOil, Slum2school, and Festus Fajemilo Foundation.

The cook-a-thon presents an opportunity to tell some of the positive stories that come from Africa through the meals that Hilda makes. It stands as a testament to the strength young people can exhibit with the right platform and support. And as Hilda works towards setting this world record, she is not only cooking for herself, but also for her community, her country, and for young aspiring chefs across Africa and the world.

Preparation for the Cook-a-Thon

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To prepare for the cook-a-thon, Hilda successfully held a 24-hour dry run from April 12 to 13. She also partnered with a fitness trainer and nutritionist to lose over 20kg and adjust her diet. To ensure a diverse culinary experience for the cook-a-thon attendees, Hilda and her team have designed over 100 recipes to be served at the event.

Also speaking about the cook-a-thon, Lead Project Coordinator, Hilda Cook-a-thon, Nowe Isibor Segun-Ojo said:

The Hilda Cook-a-thon is a ground-breaking project geared at making an impact and providing growth opportunities. We are on a journey to setting a new narrative and bringing something refreshing to Africa. We believe this is achievable and we are banking on everyone to support a young woman with big dreams.

Breaking Barriers

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This event goes beyond just setting a record; it’s also about breaking barriers and setting a precedent for aspiring chefs across the continent. Hilda stated:

The goal of the Cook-a-thon is to inspire every young girl on the possibility of achieving their dreams; this is why I am setting an example with this attempt. My victory is a win for young women across the continent in breaking barriers and leaving lasting impact.

This event also aims to attract more investors and collaborators towards the expansion of Food by Hilda. For Hilda, the cook-a-thon is about more than just cooking; it’s about inspiring others and making an impact in her community.

The world watches with bated breath as this brave woman embarks on a culinary journey to etch her name in the Guinness World Records.

Will she be able to overcome the challenges and break the current record for the longest cooking marathon?

Only time will tell. Tune in to her social media channels to follow her journey and show your support.

This article was written for MandyNews. Stay tuned for more updates on this and other stories.

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