Guinness record breaker, Hilda Baci is rumored to be dating Chef Cupid after a video of them kissing went viral. Is he her boyfriend? Read on for more.
Hilda Baci (real name: Hilda Effiong Bassey) is a Nigerian TV producer, actress, and head cook at FoodbyHilda.
On Tuesday, June 13, 2023, the Guinness World Records officially certified and awarded Hilda Baci as the new record holder for the “Longest Cooking Marathon” by an individual.
She cooked for four days for 100 hours but according to the GWR, almost seven hours were not counted because she mistakenly took extra minutes for one of her rest breaks and hence her record set was 93 hr 11 min.
Hilda cooked 100 pots of food over four days and the food was donated to a local charity in Nigeria.
She dubbed her journey “Cook-ah-thon“, it began on May 11 and ended on May 15. It featured a live-streamed show on multiple social media channels where Hilda made over 250 recipes.
Prior to her journey, she revealed her inspiration behind it by saying;
The journey to the cook-a-thon started five years ago. It is one of my biggest aspirations and I am glad that I took the bold step to embark on this adventure. I have taken time to prepare for this psychologically and I am proud to finally take on this challenge.
The cook-a-thon is also an opportunity to tell some of the positive stories that come from Africa through the meals that we make.
This attempt is also proof of the strength young people can exhibit with the right platform and support. I look forward to receiving support from people across the world to achieve this feat.
Lata Tondon who previously held the record used 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 seconds cooking in Rewa, India, in 2019.
The internet personality and chef has received a lot of support from Nigerians during and after her journey, including some prominent figures in the country. Like, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo called her via a phone call to cheer her up. The governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo Olu went to Amore Garden, Lekki, Lagos where Hilda’s cook-a-thon is taking place to encourage her.
Now that the Guinness World Record has certified Hilda Baci as the holder of the record for the longest cooking marathon, a lot of Nigerians are in an inquisition to know more about her personal and love life. So, is Hilda Baci married or is she in a relationship? Here’s everything TheDistin knows about her.
Who is Hilda Baci married to?
Hilda Effiong Bassey popularly known as Hilda Baci is a 27-year-old who was born on September 20, 1996, in Akwa Ibom State, South Eastern Nigeria. She is a multi-talented Nigerian Chef, Host, YouTube content creator, TV Producer, and entrepreneur who started her journey from grass to grace.
Baci schooled at Madonna University Okija where she studied Sociology. Hilda was born to Mr. and Mrs. Effiong Bassey of Akwa Ibom.
Miss Hilda Effiong started her career as a chef in 2020 without anyone, but today, she has built a name for herself and a brand. Hilda has a degree in Sociology from Madonna University, Okija. She’s currently the Chef head and CEO of @Myfoodbyhilda. At the time she began the business, she had only one location but currently, she has several locations and branches all over the country.
A lot of Nigerians are curious to know more about Hilda Baci’s personal life now that she is gaining immense traction following her Cook-a-thon, a challenge to break Indian Lata Tondon’s Guinness World Record as the ‘Longest Cooking Marathon’ by an individual.
A lot of Nigerians are curious to know more about Hilda Baci’s personal life now that she gained immense fame for breaking Lata Tondon’s Guinness World Record as the ‘Longest Cooking Marathon’ by an individual in her ‘Cook-a-thon’ challenge.
So, who is Hilda Baci’s husband? Nigerian chef Hilda Baci is assumed to be in a serious relationship but keeping her love life private. Per NgNews247, although Hilda’s boyfriend or husband’s name is not known, she used to publicly share romantic moments in videos and pictures with a mystery man.
So, who is Hilda Baci’s husband? Nigerian chef Hilda Baci has never been married in her life and hence has no husband. However, she is believed to be dating Chef Cupid after a video of them kissing went viral on TikTok.
Prior to the video, it was speculated that she wasn’t single and that she was in a serious relationship but keeping her love life private. Per NgNews247, Hilda used to publicly share romantic moments in videos and pictures with this mystery man in question.
Does Hilda Baci have kids? There are no reports suggesting the chef is a mother, hence, she has no children at the moment.
Are Hilda Baci and Chef Cupid dating?
Mixed reactions have trailed a clip that captured Nigeria’s Hilda Baci kissing Chef Cupid. The clip seen on social media was believed to have been shot before Hilda’s record-breaking four-day cook-a-thon.
In the clip, she looked excited as she prepared a sumptuous delicacy. Suddenly, Cupid appeared on the scene and held her from behind.
She encouraged the distraction by facing him as they behaved as lovers. Cupid would return to a sofa where Hilda brought him his food.
The duo then shared a kiss and a hug afterward, with Cupid also kissing her on the forehead after taking a spoonful of the meal. Some netizens said it was a commercial, while others argued they may be dating.
At the moment, they could be just friends just that they went too far with the kissing because none of the two has confirmed nor denied they are an item.
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Who is Chef Cupid? On April 2021, Chef Cupid whose real name is Nelson Michael was crowned as the chef of the month by Foodcriticlive. He’s an embodiment of passion meets dedication and consistency. Born and raised in the Southern part of Nigeria, Abia State, Nelson has reminded true to his commercial routes.
Known as Chef Cupid, because he’s Mr. Love on a Plate. He’s a self-taught pastry Chef, who stumbled into his career when life gave him lemons. Not only did Chef Cupid make lemonade, but he also made lemon tart, lemon soufflé, and lemon pound cake.
Inspired by his mother who was a caterer, Chef Cupid dedicated himself to perfecting his craft in pastry making, food styling, and food photography. In 2016 Chef Cupid became an Instructor at Red Dish Chronicles Lagos. He teaches French Pastry & Baking classes and has taught hundreds of students over the years. A true reflection of winning against the odds.