LAGOS – Nigerian celebrity chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, has spoken about the challenges she faced in setting a new Guinness World Record for ‘longest cooking time’ by an individual.
The chef, who showcased her culinary skills in front of a live audience during the cook-a-thon, stated this during a press conference on Thursday, May 18, 2023, saying she was motivated to accomplish the 100-hour record time by individuals at the event, which took place at Amore Gardens in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
She said, “In the beginning when I started the attempt, I would say the first day was the hardest day, I almost gave up like six times.
“As time went on, my family, my friends, my followers and just the general public that came sort of became part of the dream and the journey. Even when I wanted to give up and I saw how invested people were, it dawned on me that I was not doing it for myself but it was about the people that were there.”