The Guinness World Records has explains why 7hours was deducted from the 100hours cooking time recorded by Hilda Effiong Bassey, better known as Hilda Baci
The 26-year-old Nigerian chef began on Thursday 11 May and continued through to Monday 15 May, cooking over 100 pots of food during her four-day kitchen stint.
Explaining why she was awarded 93 hours 11 minutes instead of 100hours, GWR said “Following a thorough review of all the evidence, Guinness World Records can now confirm that Hilda Effiong Bassey, better known as Hilda Baci, has officially broken the record for the longest cooking marathon (individual), with a time of 93 hours 11 minutes.
“Hilda attempted to set a record of 100 hours, however, almost seven hours were deducted from her final total because she mistakenly took extra minutes for one of her rest breaks early on in the attempt.
“As with all ‘longest marathon’ records, the participant is permitted a five-minute rest break for every continuous hour of activity. These rest breaks can be accumulated if not taken. They were the only times Hilda could use the bathroom or sleep during the attempt.”
The previous record of 87 hours 45 minutes was set by Lata Tondon (India) in 2019.
Hilda attempted this record to put Nigerian cuisine on the map” and “to inspire young African women to chase their dreams.