Nigerian chef Hilda Baci has revealed that she spent a lot of money organizing her culinary competition in order to break the Guinness World Record.
The woman who completed the 100-hour cook-athon said it took her more than a year to perform the activity.
Hilda revealed this in an interview with Channels Television Interview. The restaurateur said it took her more than five years to conceive the event and another year and five months to decide whether to hold it.
She said; “I was overwhelmed with love in a really good way, I didn’t expect it to be this huge, but I’m so grateful.
“It took us about six months to plan the actual event until it was executed; it took a year and five months from the time I decided to do it, the idea came up five years ago”
When asked about the cost of organizing the event, Hilda said: “Especially at that size and scale, it cost a lot of money; I can’t put a number on that”.
On Monday, May 15, 2023, 27-year-old graduate Baci cooked for 100 hours, breaking the previous cooking record of 87 hours and 45 minutes held by Indian chef Lata Tondon.
However, the Guinness World Records team has yet to officially announce Hilda as the new world record holder, as they will first review all the evidence.
GWR said; “We are aware of this astonishing attempt to record and we need to review all evidence before formally confirming the record”.
Baci’s four-day “cooking marathon” begins at 4pm on Thursday 11th May at Amore Gardens in Lekki, Lagos State and ends on Monday 15th May at 8pm.