After Nigerian chef Hilda Bassey Effiong aka Hilda Baci surpassed the record for the longest cooking time by an individual, with a 100-hour record time, here’s why she is yet to be given the certificate.
Hilda, the Akwa Ibom native and owner of ‘My Food by Hilda’ began cooking on Thursday, May 11 and continued through to Monday, May 14 when she broke Indian chef, Lata Tondon’s record, who had completed the task in 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 secs in 2019, and surpassed it to set a new record at over 100 hours. Reportedly whipped up 55 recipes and more than 100 meals in a whopping 100-hour stint.
However, here’s why the Guinness World Record is yet to issue an official certificate to validate her new set record.
After carrying out an official world record attempt in the presence of the independent witnesses and any other specialists, the evidence of the attempt and new record must be submitted with a cover letter and all other required documents for the Records Management Team to review the application. The process, GWR noted, can take up to 12 weeks.
The Records Management Team will have to pass the evidence after which Baci will receive an official Guinness World Records certificate.
The reference body also noted that certified adjudicators from GWR could be invited for the process, which Baci and her team didn’t do. The invitation of a certified adjudicator would have seen an immediate processing of Baci’s application and receipt of her record guidelines, and ‘in the moment’ verification of her record attempt success amongst other benefits.