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Nigerian Chef Sets Record for Longest Cooking Shift

 

Hilda Baci is a chef in Lagos, Nigeria. She recently stayed in the kitchen for 100 hours and only took short breaks each hour. She started cooking on May 11 and did not stop until May 15.

Baci’s goal was to break the Guinness World Record for longest cooking time. An Indian chef set the current record of 87 hours, 45 minutes in 2019.

Baci made classic Nigerian food like soups, stew and meats. She even made Jollof rice, one of the most famous West African meals.

Baci finished her cooking on the night of May 15. Thousands of people were there when she put down her cooking tools at 7:45 at night.

Nigerian Chef Hilda Baci, 27, attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time by an individual, in Lagos, Nigeria May 15, 2023. (REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja)

Nigerian Chef Hilda Baci, 27, attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time by an individual, in Lagos, Nigeria May 15, 2023. (REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja)

Guinness published a tweet about Baci’s effort. It said it knew about her record-breaking attempt but noted that it would need to do a review before “officially confirming a record.”

Baci said she wanted to break the cooking record to show the world how determined Nigerian people are. She also said she wanted to make people understand that there are not enough work opportunities for Nigerian women.

She said women “have to go an extra mile to be taken seriously.”

Baci added that she wanted to teach the world a little bit about Nigerian food.

Thousands of people came past the kitchen to cheer for Baci as she cooked for four days. Many more people watched an online video showing her work.

Nigerian Chef Hilda Baci, 27, is hugged by her mother, Lynda Ndukwe, after attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time by an individual, in Lagos, Nigeria May 15, 2023. (REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja)

Nigerian Chef Hilda Baci, 27, is hugged by her mother, Lynda Ndukwe, after attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time by an individual, in Lagos, Nigeria May 15, 2023. (REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja)

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari used Twitter to say good words about the chef. He praised her “driveambition and resilience.”

Kingsley Ofoma was there as Baci got close to the 100-hour mark. He got to eat some of her food for free. But he said that was not even the best part of the experience.

“The energy here is very high and positive,” he said. “Everybody is having fun.”

 

 

 

Words in This Story

chef –n. a trained person who runs a kitchen and makes food for others

classic –adj. something traditional and respected that a person or place is known for

record –n. an official mark that is recognized as the best or fastest in an event

opportunity –n. the chance to do something

determined –adj. willing to do hard work and overcome problems

extra mile –expression. doing more than is expected of the average person

drive –n. energy to get something accomplished

ambition –n. something a person hopes to do or achieve

resilience –n. the ability to come back from disappointment or trouble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nigerian Chef Sets Record for Longest Cooking Shift (voanews.com)

 

 

 

 

 

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