In a remarkable feat of culinary endurance, a Nigerian chef has shattered the existing global record for the longest nonstop cooking, by tirelessly preparing delectable dishes for an astounding 100 hours.
Embarking on a cooking marathon since last week Thursday, Hilda Baci aimed to surpass the Guinness World Record set in 2019 by Lata Tondon, an Indian chef, who cooked for 87 hours and 45 minutes.
As the clock struck 19:45 GMT on Monday, in the vibrant Lekki area of Lagos, Nigeria’s bustling commercial hub, Hilda Baci accomplished an incredible milestone by completing her 100th hour of nonstop cooking.
The momentous occasion turned her into a national sensation, captivating the hearts of thousands who had gathered at the scene.
Jubilant cheers filled the air as Baci concluded her culinary marathon just a few minutes after reaching this monumental achievement.
Her remarkable feat earned her resounding praise and adoration from the ecstatic crowd.
From the moment the clock started ticking, the chef masterfully crafted an array of mouthwatering dishes, showcasing her remarkable skills, versatility, and dedication.
The tantalizing aromas emanating from the kitchen captivated onlookers, as the chef meticulously prepared course after course, defying exhaustion and pushing the boundaries of human endurance.
Acknowledging the chef’s ambitious endeavor to break the cooking record, the renowned global brand, Guinness World Records, took to Twitter to express awareness of the situation.
In their tweet, they emphasized the need to thoroughly examine all the evidence presented before officially confirming the achievement as a new record.
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As thousands of locals and celebrities cheered her on at the scene through day and night, many more monitored online via several streaming platforms.
After she surpassed the current cooking record, President Muhammadu Buhari tweeted that Monday was a great day for Nigeria.
“Hilda’s drive, ambition and resilience have brought great interest and insight into the uniqueness of Nigerian food,” said Buhari.
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The Nigerian chef’s nonstop cooking marathon has not only earned her a place in culinary history but also highlighted the rich and diverse culinary traditions of Nigeria.
The global record-breaking achievement showcases the country’s vibrant food culture and the immense talent that resides within its borders.