Nigerian Chef Hilda Effiong Bassey (Baci) has officially been dethroned as the current holder of the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual, with 93 hours and 11 minutes.
The young and inspiring lady was surpassed by an Irish chef named Alan Fisher, who earned his record by cooking for 119 hours and 57 minutes.
Nigerian cooking queen Hilda Baci has been dethroned 😳— Guinness World Records (@GWR) November 7, 2023
Alan Fisher from Ireland cooked for an incredible 119 hours and 57 minutes at his restaurant in Japan 🥄
Chef Alan Fisher broke not only the longest cooking record but also the longest baking marathon by an individual, which Wendy Sanders once held.
Chef Alan Fisher achieved these two feats by securing his name in the Guinness World Record. He is now the current world record holder of the longest cooking marathon by an individual (119 hours and 57 minutes) and the longest baking marathon by an individual (47 hours and 21 minutes).
Chef Alan set out to break these records back to back, cooking and baking for over 160 hours, resting for just a day.
“Alan Fisher from Ireland cooked for an incredible 119 hours and 57 minutes at his restaurant in Japan,” Guinness World Records announced on the social media platform X.
Alan Fisher was estimated to have cooked for nine days, making 357 kg worth of soda bread and 590 kg worth of meals (3,360 portions) with over 32 recipes.
Hilda Baci claimed the title for herself in May 2023 when she challenged the record once held by Indian Chef Lata Tandon, who secured the position in 2019 with 87 hours and 45 minutes.
In August 2021, Hilda Bassey won the Jollof Faceoff competition, and upon hearing the recent announcement of the Guinness World Record title conferred on Alan Fisher, Hilda Baci reached out to congratulate the Irish chef.
“Huge congratulations to Alan Fisher! 119 hrs 57 mins is a huge achievement, and I wish him all the best as the new world record holder!” she quoted the Guinness post.
Huge congratulations to Alan Fisher! 119hrs 57mins is a huge achievement, and I wish him all the best as the new world record holder! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 https://t.co/Ph2x4TqqNg— Hilda Baci (@hildabacicooks) November 7, 2023
“I’m so happy to have held a prestigious and profound record. I will forever be honoured and grateful for all the love and support,” she said.
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