Renowned Nigerian chef Hilda Baci is eagerly awaiting confirmation from Guinness World Records after recently attempting to break the cooking marathon record previously set by Indian chef Lata Tondon. Despite surpassing the existing record, Baci’s achievement has yet to be formally recognized by the organization, as they meticulously analyse all the evidence before officially verifying a record.
The previous record, set by Rickey Lumpkin of Los Angeles in 2018, stood at an impressive 68 hours, 30 minutes, and one second. However, in 2019, Lata Tondon surpassed that feat by cooking over 1,600 kg of food grains. She also made 400 vada pavs, 250 sandwiches, and an array of delicacies in a marathon that spanned four days.
Hilda Baci surpassed Tondon’s record by cooking for an astounding 100 hours and 40 minutes. Despite her remarkable feat, Guinness World Records is yet to formally acknowledge her as the new record holder. This delay is due to the organization’s thorough examination of all the evidence submitted.
Expressing her anticipation, Baci took to Twitter. She revealed that she constantly refreshes her email in hopes of receiving confirmation or updates from Guinness World Records. In her tweet, she humorously mentioned,
Not me refreshing my email every second since we submitted all the evidence to Guinness World Records.”
Fans of Baci have shown their support and excitement on social media, with many tagging Guinness World Records in their comments. Some have encouraged her to be patient, expressing confidence in her record-breaking achievement.
Responding to the online buzz and concerns raised by fans, Guinness World Records assured Baci. They stated that their records team is diligently working on the verification process. The wait may be causing some anticipation. However, it is a necessary step to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the record. Once Guinness World Records completes its analysis, her achievement will undoubtedly be celebrated, solidifying her place in culinary history.