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“Even Though I Say Thank You A Million Times, It Will Never Be Enough”- Hilda Baci Pens A Note Of Appreciation To Mark One Year Cook-a-thon Anniversary (VIDEO)



Famous Nigerian chef, Hilda Baci, has just celebrated the first anniversary of her cooking marathon that was recognised as a Guinness World Record in 2023.

On May 12th, 2024, the chef took to her Instagram account to reminisce on the collective effort put into her attempt a year ago. In her excitement, Hilda announced that the celebration of her record would stretch over a five-day period.

Hilda Baci

She began;

“On this day one year ago we began the official attempt that made history.”

“At about 5 pm on the 12th of May, I turned on the gas for the very first time only to be turned off on the 17th of May 5 days later 😊 so yes we have a 5-day long anniversary and I’m here for it.”

Hilda Baci
Whilst thanking the people who made her dream come true, the world record holder revealed that the cookathon attempt took a huge team of around 100 people.

“I could not have done it firstly without my team the alpha team, that was the first point of contact that helped my very big dream come true so naturally the first celebration point will be the Alpha team and heads of departments. I mean, it was such a big team of about 100 people to put the experience of the year together and I’m thankful for them every single day,” she concluded.

Hilda Baci

MOMEDIA recalled a year ago, in May 2023, Hilda Baci cooked for over 100 hours, surpassing the previous record of 87 hours and 45 minutes set by Lata Tondon of India in 2019. During her attempt, she cooked hundreds of tasty meals which were served to the thousands of Nigerians who visited Amore Gardens in Lekki, in support of her feat.

Her attempt received widespread support from Nigerians both at home and abroad who cheered her on, on-site and online. She was also visited by celebrities, influencers, politicians and thousands of well-wishers until the very end of her attempt

In June, she was officially announced as the world record holder by the Guinness World Record, with her official record time pegged at 93 hours 11 minutes due to timing errors during her breaks. Later that month, she excitedly received her official certificate from the GRW body.

In November 2023, Alan Fisher, owner and chef of a Japanese restaurant, surpassed Baci’s record after cooking for 119 hours 57 minutes.

See the video of her celebration below…

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