Hilda Baci the young Nigerian chef who set out to smash the world’s longest cooking record has worked her way to victory despising every form of limitation posed by her body. On Monday she smashed the pre-existing record and went ahead to smash her initial intended record of 96 hours thereby setting a new record of 100 cooking hours by an individual.
Hilda Baci had cooked for 88 hours and 32 minutes by Monday morning, equaling the previous record set by an Indian chef, Lata Tondon.
Tondon accomplished the feat by cooking for 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 seconds in the year 2019. However, at 4 p.m., Hilda announced that she was fully prepared to complete 100 hours of marathon cooking.
She was nothing short of phenomenal as she was continuously backed by her team and the rest of Nigeria. Many celebrities and politicians in the country came out to cheer her on as she journeyed toward victory. One such person who was actively noted and seen cheering her on is Eni Oluwa, Kemen, Godswill Akpabio, Babajide Sanwolu, and many others who kept trooping in to give their support. Others who could not make it physically did well to register their presence online, people such as Nigeria’s president-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Wizkid.
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About Hilda Baci
Popularly known as Hilda Baci, Hilda Effiong Bassey was born on September 20, 1996, in Akwa Ibom State to Mr. and Mrs. Effiong Bassey. She hails from Nsit Ubium LGA in Akwa Ibom State. She is a multi-talented Nigerian TV producer, actress, FoodbyHilda head chef, and entrepreneur who began her journey from grass to grace.
Her cook-a-thon quest kickstarted on May 11 and ended on May 14. The cook-a-thon featured a live-streamed show on multiple social media platforms where Hilda will make over 250 recipes and cook 100+ dishes.
Before embarking on her journey, Hilda had said:
“The journey to the cook-a-thon started five years ago. It is one of my biggest aspirations and I am glad that I took the bold step to embark on this adventure. I have taken time to prepare for this psychologically and I am proud to finally take on this challenge. The cook-a-thon is also an opportunity to tell some of the positive stories that come from Africa through the meals that we make. This attempt is also proof of the strength young people can exhibit with the right platform and support. I look forward to receiving support from people across the world to achieve this feat.”
Chef Hilda Baci’s Career
Hilda studied Sociology at Madonna University in Okija, Nigeria, before entering the food industry. She was driven by her passion for cooking and sharing her culinary skills with others which inspired her to launch her own cooking brand which initially had one location.
Over the years, she has built for herself a reputation as the CEO and head chef of @Myfoodbyhilda by providing delicious and healthy meals made with locally sourced ingredients. She is also known for her creative presentation and innovative cooking techniques, which have earned her a devoted following of customers and fans.
What Does Hilda Basssey Drive?
Just like every successful entrepreneur and business person, Hilda Baci has a passion for luxury and is not known to hide her love for cars. Over the years, Baci has been seen driving a number of high-end vehicles including a Mercedes-Benz G wagon, the luxurious and powerful SUV that combines sportiness with elegance.
Aside from the G wagon, Hilda has been seen driving a Range Rover, which is well-known for its distinctive design, cutting-edge technology, and outstanding performance. The stylish and versatile SUV is suitable for both city and off-road driving.
It is obvious that Hilda Baci is a woman of taste as it can be seen clearly reflect in her choice of cars, they are a direct representation of the success and heights she has been able to reach in her career
Hilda Baci Net Worth
Hilda Baci has an estimated net worth of $320,000. This is a reflection of her success as a chef and business owner. She started her career from the ground up, with a love of cooking and a desire to share her culinary skills with the rest of the world.
Currently, Hilda makes the majority of her money from her cooking career. She is popular for hosting cooking shows on various television platforms and also running her own catering business. She is also a YouTuber with a sizable social media following, which has helped her earnings.
Things to know about Hilda and her cook-a-thon
- Her real name is Hilda Bassey Effiong a young Nigerian chef from Akwa Ibom State who owns a food brand in Lagos called “My Food by Hilda”
- She cooked non-stop for 4 days from May 11th to May 14th
- She was not permitted to sit while cooking and must stand. She was not permitted to consume coffee, stimulants, or energy drinks in order to artificially boost her energy and bodily strength while cooking.
- She was permitted to eat, drink water or fruit juice, and take glucose.
- The cooking took place at Amore Gardens, Lekki, Lagos State, Nigeria.
- She cooked around the clock with no sleep.
- She was only allowed 5 minutes of rest per hour [that is, she is only allowed 5 minutes of rest or break every 1 hour, for a total of an hour break every 12 hours].
- Whatever she cooked was shared with people at the venue for FREE. The food was not for sale.
- She cooked different meals simultaneously. And was at liberty to cook any meal of her choice. There were no restrictions to what she can cook or not cook.
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