A Lynchburg chef has reached the semi-finals of an international competition.    Michelle Ayers owns Purple Door Catering and has been advancing in the online Favorite Chef competition.  She spoke with the Morningline:

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Ayers is hoping to make the Final Four on Thursday.   The overall winner receives 50-thousand dollars and a spread in Bon Appetit magazine.    You can vote free once a day and vote more by making contributions toward Feeding America, and the webite is fav chef.com.