Former Guinness World Record holder, celebrity chef Hilda Baci, has publicly acknowledged the loss of her title for the longest time spent cooking while standing. The record was recently surpassed by an Irish chef, Alan Fisher, who completed a staggering 119-hour and 57-minute cooking marathon in his restaurant in Japan.
The news was announced via the Guinness Book of Records’ social media platforms on Tuesday, November 7. Following the announcement, Baci revised her social media bios, paying homage to her predecessor’s achievements and the spirit of competition.
Baci, on her Twitter handle, maintained that she still holds a record in spirit and history. She also pointed out her admiration for Chef Alan, acknowledging the effort it takes to establish such a record.
In her tweet, she wrote: “Achieving such a record is no small feat, and I know this firsthand. I have only the greatest admiration for the hard work it took for Alan to reach such heights. Sportsmanship is about recognizing progress, whether the accolade is in my bio or not. I remain a record holder in spirit and history.”
Baci’s maturity was applauded by some of her followers, though others took to humor in the comments section.
Just as Chef Lata respectfully acknowledged the new record holder by updating her bio and later fine tuning the wording I’ve adjusted mine too.
Achieving such a record is no small feat, and I know this firsthand. I have only the greatest admiration for the hard work it took for…
— Hilda Baci (@hildabacicooks) November 7, 2023