Renowned Nigerian chef Hilda Effiong Bassey, professionally known as Hilda Baci, has been officially dethroned from her position as the Guinness World Record holder for the longest cooking marathon. This announcement was made by the Guinness World Records (GWR) on its official website. In addition to the dethronement, GWR also introduced Alan Fisher as the new record-holder, recognizing his remarkable achievements in the culinary world.
Alan Fisher, an esteemed chef and restaurant owner in Japan with Irish descent, has broken two cooking-related Guinness World Records titles. Firstly, he claimed the longest cooking marathon (individual) by successfully completing an astounding time of 119 hours and 57 minutes. This feat surpasses the previous record held by Nigerian chef Hilda Baci by more than 24 hours.
Not stopping there, Alan Fisher then attained the longest baking marathon (individual) with an impressive time of 47 hours and 21 minutes. The previous record holder was Wendy Sandner from the United States, who achieved a time of 31 hours and 16 minutes.
What truly sets Alan Fisher’s accomplishments apart is his unwavering dedication. He took on both challenges consecutively, spending over 160 hours in the kitchen with just over one day of rest in between each endeavor.
Hilda Baci, who held the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon, has now been dethroned. In June, she was declared the record holder after undergoing a meticulous review of all the evidence by GWR. Hilda embarked on her culinary journey from Thursday, May 11, and persisted until Monday, May 15, during which she cooked over 100 pots of food over the course of four days.
GWR clarified that Hilda’s attempt aimed for a record of 100 hours. However, due to a minor misunderstanding regarding one of her rest breaks early on in the attempt, nearly seven hours were deducted from her final total. Nonetheless, she triumphantly exceeded the previous record of 87 hours and 45 minutes set by Lata Tondon from India in 2019.