Hilda Baci, a Nigerian chef, has confessed that she spent a lot of money organizing her cook-a-thon in order to set a Guinness World Record.
The woman who completed a 100-hour cooking marathon said she spent years planning the event.
Hilda stated this during an interview on Channels Television. According to the restaurateur, it took her nearly five years to conceptualize the event and a year and five months to decide whether it would take place.
She said; “I have been overwhelmed with love in a very good way, I did not expect it to be this massive, but I am very grateful.
“It took us about six months to plan the actual event up to execution; it took a year and five months from when I decided this would happen, and the idea came to me five years ago”
When asked what it cost to organise the event, Hilda said: “Especially at that scale and size, it costs a lot of money; I cannot specifically give the figure”.
On Monday, 15th of May, 2023, Baci, a 27-year-old graduate cooked for up to 100 hours, beating the chef Indian Chef Lata Tondon’s cooking record of 87 hours, 45 minutes.
However, The Guinness World Record team is yet to officially announce Hilda as the new world record holder and the reason is because it will review all the evidence first.
GWR said; “We are aware of this amazing record attempt; we need to review all the evidence first before officially confirming a record”.
Baci commenced the four-day ‘cook-a-thon’ on Thursday, May 11 by 4pm at Amore Gardens, Lekki, Lagos State and concluded on Monday, May 15th by 8pm.