CEM REPORT, AGROFOOD | Remember cooking queen Hilda Baci, who cooked for 93 hours and 11 minutes and became the world Guinness World Record holder for the longest cooking marathon by an individual, well she’s no longer the world cooking queen as she has been dethroned.
The record is now held by chef Alan Fisher after cooking for 119 hours 57 minutes. A whopping 24 hours longer than chef Hilda Effiong Bassey popular known as Hilda Baci.
Guinness World Records (GWR) declared Alan Fisher as the new record-holder in a statement on its official website on Tuesday.
Fisher who is from Ireland but owns a restaurant in Japan also broke the record for the longest baking marathon (individual), with a time of 47 hours 21 minutes.
“Alan Fisher (Ireland), an owner and chef of a restaurant in Japan, has broken two cooking-related Guinness World Records titles,” the statement read.
“First up, he’s claimed the longest cooking marathon (individual) after clocking in a time of 119 hours 57 minutes. That is more than 24 hours longer than the previous record held by Nigerian chef Hilda Baci.
“Alan then claimed the longest baking marathon (individual), with a time of 47 hours 21 minutes. The previous record holder was Wendy Sandner (USA) with a time of 31 hours 16 minutes.
The statement noted that Fisher took on both attempts back to back, meaning he was at work in the kitchen for over 160 hours with just over a day of rest in between.
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CEM had reported that Hilda Baci had on 13, June 2023 been awarded the record holder of the longest cooking marathon (individual) after clocking for 93 hours and 11 minutes breaking the previous record of 87 hours 45 minutes set by Lata Tondon (India) in 2019.
Hilda attempted to set a record of 100 hours, however, was awarded 93 hours 11 minutes, a deduction of almost seven hours over break miscalculation by her.
World Recorder holder or not chef Hilda Bassey is and will always be Nigeria’s cooking queen, as she placed Nigeria and Nigeria delicacies on the world record map until another Nigerian breaks the record of course,
Hilda had broken the previous record of 87 hours 45 minutes which was set by Lata Tondon (India) in 2019.