Guinness World Record has reacted to the latest feat recorded by Nigerian Chef, Hilda Baci, who surpassed the record for the longest cook-a-thon (cooking marathon).
The Nation reports Chef Lata Tondo set a record of 87 hours and 45 minutes in India in 2019; but the Nigerian chef blew past that record at 7:46 a.m. on Monday, 15 May 2023, clocking 87 hours and 46 minutes.
Over the last four days, the 27-year-old has made delicacies from Nigerian cuisines with over 110 meals.
Hilda has been cooking nonstop since 4 p.m. on Thursday, 11 May, and plans to keep cooking till 4 pm on Monday to reach her record goal of 96 hours.
The Nation reports Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, visited the Lekki venue, while a former vice president Atiku Abubakar, hailed Hilda for “standing at the crossroads of history”.
Many celebrities including Dremo, IK Osakioduwa, Eni Adeoluwa, Timini Egbuson, Liquorose, Tiwa Savage, Spyro, Charles Okocha, and Skiibii also visited the venue of the competition to cheer up Baci.
A Twitter user @AlexanderDGreat had queried: “Why is @GWR not showing or talking about Hilda’s cook-a-ton? Can’t see anything on their pages (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube)”
Responding to the query via its official Twitter page, it said: “We’re aware of this amazing record attempt…
“We need to review all the evidence first before officially confirming a record”
Checks by The Nation shows once an individual has completed a record attempt, he/she, must submit the evidence to the body.
The first step for any successful Guinness World Records title holder is the quality of their application.
Also, the length of time for the application process and then the evidence review for the attempt itself are taken into consideration.
The body on its website said: “The second stage of the application process happens after your attempt has taken place and requires you to submit your evidence to us for review.
“Once you have submitted your evidence for a record attempt, there will be an evidence review period. The timeframe for this stage will also depend on the type of application you have opt for.
“It can take up to 12 weeks for us to review your documentation and let you know if your record attempt has been accepted as the new record holder or rejected.”