Hilda Baci receives plaque from Guinness World Records

Hilda Baci chef

Chef Hilda Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, has received her plaque from Guinness World Records (GWR) for setting a new record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual. 

The plaque was delivered to Hilda Baci on Monday.

The cook shared a video of the arrival on Instagram with the caption, “Our plaque is here.”

On Instagram Story, she wrote, “@guinnessworldrecords This has got to be the fastest delivery.”

Asked by a female who recorded the video how she felt, the excited chef, who has been nursing the idea of being the world record holder for the longest cooking marathon since she was a child, simply screamed in excitement.

She noted that there will be an official opening of the plaque which was sealed in a box at the time of delivery.

Last Tuesday, the GWR confirmed Hilda Baci broke the record with a time of 93 hours 11 minutes.

The 26-year-old chef began on May 11 and ended on May 15, preparing over 100 pots of food during her four-day kitchen stint.

Indian chef Lata Tondon held the previous record of 87 hours 45 minutes set in 2019.

The GWR said that its website crashed for two days due to the immense traffic from Hilda Baci’s fans.

“Hilda’s cook-a-thon was in fact so popular that our website crashed for two days due to the immense volume of traffic we received from her legion of loyal fans,” it said.

The GWR also said that the graduate of sociology from Madonna University abided by the rules; one of which is that there must be at least two items being prepared or cooked at any time.

It also revealed days after the announcement that the tweet confirming Hilda Baci’s record-setting effort was the most engaged post in its history.