20 Facts About Hilda – The 100hrs Cooking Record (2023)

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You may be wondering, Who is Hilda, What record did Hilda break and why is she trending on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms?

Worry no more. In this article, I will be sharing 20 amazing facts about Hilda. This is especially for those in America, Asia, Europe, etc.

From the Guinness Book of Records, Chef Lata Tondon set a record of 87 hours and 45 minutes in India in 2019. Hilda, with full name Hilda Bassey Effiong, blew past Lata’s record at 7:46 a.m. on Monday, 15 May 2023, clocking 87 hours and 46 minutes.

Hilda further sets a new record for 100 hours of cooking marathon. This implies that Hilda holds the record for the longest cooking marathon in the world. It was reported that Hilda cooked more than 120 meals during the cook-a-thon.

Question: How many hours did Hilda Baci Cook?

Answer: 100 hours non-stop.

20 Facts About Hilda, Family & Her Cooking

  1. Hilda Bassey Effiong is a young Nigerian cook from Akwa Ibom State’s Nsit Ubium LGA.
  2. How old is Hilda Baci? Hilda is 27 years old and has a food brand in Lagos called Myfoodbyhilda
  3. Hilda Bassey Effiong has stood to cook for about 100 hours. This broke the Guinness World Record.
  4. She was not allowed to take coffee, stimulants, or any energy drink to artificially boost her energy and bodily strength while cooking.
  5. Hilda Baci underwent a massive weight loss transformation to be physically fit to cook for hours. It was learnt that it took her two years of preparations.
  6. She’s allowed to eat food, drink water or fruit juice, and can take glucose.
  7. Whatever meals she prepared at the venue are shared for free, they are not to be sold.
  8. She cooks several meals on a marathon, she has the liberty to cook any meal of her choice. She has no restrictions as to what she can cook.
  9. The Guinness World Record she won was a title about cooking within a time frame. She remained on track as long as the cooking continued.
  10. Every meal she cooked and every plate served were on record.
  11. She began to cook on Thursday, May 11 and completed the cooking on Monday, May 15.
  12. Hilda Baci became the first human on earth to spend 100 hours cooking without breaking down.
  13. The cooking project is tagged “Cook-a-thon”, a phrase that was literally coined from the word “marathon”.
  14. Hilda was cheered and encouraged by many Lagosians who stay with her day and night at the venue with her.
  15. Most of the food items, ingredients, utensils, etc she used for this project are provided by her sponsors. So, the money expended on this project is not 100% from Hilda or her Food brand.
  16. Uber, one of her partners is offering a 40% discounted ride to the venue for people who wishes to join and cheer her up at the venue.
  17. Hilda’s mum is also a chef. She owns a food brand called “Calabar Pot”.
  18. Hilda was able to feed about 4000 people in the process.
  19. She was able to attract the attention of Nigerian Governors and celebrities to her cooking venue.
  20. The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari send the following congratulatory message to Hilda to appreciate her for the record broken.

I share the immense joy of all Nigerians as Hilda Bassey Effiong (Hilda Baci) makes history by breaking the world record for longest cooking marathon. A great day for Nigeria. We’re all very proud of what she has personally accomplished—and placing Nigeria in the global spotlight

Hilder is not married. Also, a lot of Ghanaians claim she is from Ghana. Hope you found this helpful. Feel free to share with others and don’t fail to comment below.

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