Nigerian chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci has surpassed the 96-hour target and has now achieved a 100-hour record time of cooking.
Dana Air has announced its support for the world record-breaking Chef, with one year of free tickets for all her domestic travels.
Speaking on the support for Hilda Baci, the Chief Operating Officer of Dana Air, Ememobong Ettete, said that the airline has and will always support the craft, creativity, efforts and innovations of young Nigerians who embody the true Nigerian spirit as a proudly Nigerian brand.
According to a statement by the airline, “We have always blazed the trail in terms of support for the arts and entertainment industry, health care, and culture and our corporate social responsibility has been all-encompassing.
“We will be supporting Hilda’s local travels for one year and we are inspired by her strength and determination for greatness.
“We understand her mum is also a chef and she must have gotten this inspiration from her in light of this, we shall be supporting her mum with three months of local flights for free.
“We thank Hilda’s mum for giving us an amazing daughter and for being a huge support system to Hilda. We thank all those who came out to dispassionately support one of our own,” he said.
Supporters at the cook-a-thon competition, taking place at the Amore Gardens, Lekki, are at the moment sharing videos of themselves cheering the young chef as well as celebrating her for achieving the milestone.
Hilda was initially scheduled to stop at 4 pm today culminating in her former 96-hour target surpassing the current Guinness World Record holder for the “longest cooking marathon by an individual”.
The Lagos-based chef began the competition on Thursday after she turned on her cooker at 4 pm and surpassed the current world record holder on Monday morning.
If certified after the 100th hour, she will be displacing the current world record holder, Lata Tondon, an Indian chef who achieved the feat in 2019 with 87 hours 45 minutes record uninterrupted cooking.
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