In reaction to her recent dethronement by Irish chef Alan Fisher, Nigerian chef Hilda Baci, who formerly proudly held the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon, has expressed her feelings.
Hilda Baci took to “X,” the social media platform that was once known as Twitter, to share her gratitude for the privilege of having such an influential and distinguished record. She said, “I will always be honored and grateful for all the love and support. I’m so happy to have held a record so prestigious and profound.”
The Guinness World Record organization had officially introduced the new record holder through a tweet, acknowledging the exceptional achievement of Irish chef Alan Fisher, who broke Hilda Baci’s previous record. The tweet from GWR read, “Nigerian cooking queen Hilda Baci has been dethroned. Alan Fisher from Ireland cooked for an incredible 119 hours and 57 minutes at his restaurant in Japan.”
Alan Fisher (New record holder) achieved the remarkable feat by breaking not one but two Guinness World Record titles related to cooking. Firstly, he claimed the title for the longest cooking marathon (individual) after an impressive duration of 119 hours and 57 minutes, surpassing the previous record held by Nigerian chef Hilda Baci.
Recall that various people have attempted to break the record by the Nigerian chef; however, some were not acknowledged by the GWR after not complying with some of the rules.
Hilda Baci further went ahead and acknowledged the new record holder, “Huge congratulations to Alan Fisher! 119hrs 57mins is a huge achievement, and I wish him all the best as the new world record holder!”
However, following this remarkable achievement, Alan also secured the title for the longest baking marathon (individual) with a time of 47 hours and 21 minutes, breaking the previous record held by Wendy Sandner from the USA, who had a time of 31 hours and 16 minutes.
What makes Alan’s accomplishment even more extraordinary is that he undertook both record attempts consecutively, spending over 160 hours in the kitchen with only a brief day of rest in between.