Lynchburg chef needs your vote to advance in national competition

Quarterfinal voting ends Thursday at 9PM

LYNCHBURG, Va. – One chef from our area is in urgent need of your help.

In her Lynchburg kitchen, chef Michelle Ayers is whipping up a recipe for success by participating in a national contest.

But to win, she needs a special ingredient -- your vote.

“This competition has given us something fun to look forward to. It’s given us something fun to promote and not talk about the pandemic so much,” said Ayers.

She entered Favorite Chef 2021, an online competition with nearly 30,000 cooking professionals from across the county.

Ayers is in the top 1,000, and they’re now divided into 64 groups. The winner of each group advances to the semifinals.

Ayers is currently in second place and voting ends Thursday at 9 p.m.

“The support has been amazing. I’ve been so humbled and honored to still be in it,” said Ayers.

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