Will the Guinness Book of World Records pay Chef Hilda Baci should she become successful in her ‘Longest Cooking Marathon‘ journey?
Head cook at FoodbyHilda Hilda Baci is on her last day on her journey to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon.
The cook-a-thon began on May 11 and will end on May 14, featuring a live-streamed show on multiple social media channels where Hilda will make over 250 recipes.
The internet personality and chef has received a lot of support from Nigerians including some prominent figures in the country. Like, the Vice President of Nigeria, 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.
The current record for the world’s longest cooking marathon is held by Lata Tondon, who spent 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 seconds cooking in Rewa, India, in 2019.
The Guinness Book of World Records was first published in 1955, and since then it has been a big seller year after year.
While Nigerians are praying for their very own chef to become victorious, surely one of the first questions that come to their minds is how much Hilda will be paid by the Guinness World Record. Well, it happens that she won’t be really paid ‘monetarily’ but the later benefit will be more than money. Read on for more.
How much does Hilda Baci get paid for breaking the longest cooking record?
Contrary to what many people believe, entering the Guinness Book of World Records does not have any type of economic compensation.
Therefore, Hilda Baci (if she breaks the ‘Longest Cooking Marathon’ record or not) will not receive a single naira, euro, pound, or dollar for breaking a record. However, beyond the money, she will get great recognition, besides the pride of being the best at cooking and holding that title.
The institution’s own regulations specify that those who beat an existing record, as well as those who set a new record, are not paid anything.
“As the world’s foremost authority on world records, our role is to celebrate the best in the world, to inspire all people, to entertain and to inform,” state Guinness World Records.
“For those reasons, we do not pay record breakers for their achievements or for making an official record title attempt. Nor can we cover any expenses, offer sponsorship or provide equipment for the performance of any official record attempt.
“In addition, we do not make contributions to individuals, charities, or companies. This is in order to maintain our impartial stance as the world authority on record title registration and to ensure the inclusion of all applicants.”
Does this mean Hilda Baci is just wasting her time? No, she is expected to see growth which will even surge her net worth
Per the website of the Guinness World Records, they won’t pay Hilda Baci a penny if she breaks Lata Tondon’s achievements or even for carrying out a record title attempt but rather, all it can do is celebrate her to inspire ordinary people, entertain and inform.
Hilda’s resume or portfolio will be huge because she will receive an official Guinness World Records certificate (unofficial certificates and merchandise about Baci will be auctioned in the GWR Store). The Guinness World Record certificate is accepted globally and the holders of this certificate are known all around the world1.
Although Hilda won’t have any monetary benefits, she may receive some other benefits such as worldwide recognition, online presence growth, advertisers or sponsors who finance their preparation (like Uber currently sponsoring her), and ambassadorial deals, and it will raise her status to a more respectable personality within Nigeria and beyond. All of these will increase her net worth in the coming years.