8 things Hilda Baci Did In Preparation For Guinness World Record Attempt

With a marathon cooking session lasting 100 hours, Hilda Effiong Bassey, aka Hilda Baci, a multi-talented TV producer, actress, and food entrepreneur, broke the Guinness World Record.

Success does not happen by chance; it is the result of hard work and planning.

Here are eight (8) things Hilda Baci did in preparation for Guinness World Record:

6 years of preparation
Hilda prepared for the Guinness Cook-a-thon for six years. Hilda was 21 when she considered participating in the Guinness cook-a-thon, but she needed to do more due to financial constraints.

She saved for the competition

Hilda Effiong Bassey
She soon came up with a plan to save enough for the competition. Five years later, working full-time at a fashion retail company, acting, presenting cooking TV shows, and hosting a talent show — MTN Yello Star in 2020, Hilda was finally ready to participate in the Guinness World Record cook-a-thon challenge.

She designed over 100 recipes
Hilda and her team designed over 100 recipes to be served at the event to stay energized on recipes and food lists to prepare.


Hiring of trainer
Hilda hired a trainer to prepare her for the physical requirements of a 100-hour prolonged activity. Having conceived the idea of attempting a Guinness World Record.

Intensive workout to shed weight
She started an intensive workout in 2022 to shed weight in preparation for the competition.

Hiring of a Gym coach
Hilda hired celebrity Gym coach, Kemen, as she had acknowledged that her former weight couldn’t carry her Guinness World Record dream.

She had enough rest

Hilda Effiong Bassey

Weeks before the competition started, Hilda noted that she had spent the last week resting in preparation for the long stand.

Her mum; her motivation
Hilda’s mum is her motivation, having been a child of a chef. Hilda had been preparing for the Guinness record years ago while supporting her mum in her restaurant called “Calabar Pot.”


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