It has been confirmed that Hilda Effiong Bassey, a Nigerian chef known as Hilda Baci, has been stripped of her Guinness World Record title for the longest cooking marathon. Guinness World Records (GWR) released a statement on its official website confirming the news after a tweet announced that Alan Fisher had taken over the title as the new record-holder.
According to a recent statement, Alan Fisher, a restaurant owner and chef from Ireland, broke two Guinness World Record titles related to cooking while in Japan. He achieved the longest cooking marathon (individual) by cooking for 119 hours and 57 minutes, which is over 24 hours longer than the previous record held by Nigerian chef Hilda Baci. Fisher also achieved the longest baking marathon (individual), with a total time of 47 hours and 21 minutes. The previous record holder for this title was Wendy Sandner (USA), who had a time of 31 hours and 16 minutes.
Alan’s performance was quite impressive as he took both attempts back to back, meaning he spent over 160 hours working in the kitchen with just over a day of rest in between.
In June, Hilda was declared the Guinness World Record holder for the longest cooking marathon. The 26-year-old Nigerian chef started on Thursday, May 11, and continued through Monday, May 15, cooking over 100 pots of food during her four-day kitchen marathon.
According to GWR, Hilda aimed to set a record of 100 hours, but she mistakenly took extra minutes for one of her rest breaks early on in the attempt, which led to a deduction of almost seven hours from her final total. Despite this, Hilda broke the previous record of 87 hours 45 minutes, which was set by Lata Tondon (India) in 2019.