Apr. 1—THOMASVILLE — Thomasville native Amy Coram Reynolds is a finalist in online chef competition.
She began as a contestant in a field of 34,000.
"There's 64 of us left," Reynolds said.
On April 1, Reynolds will compete with the 15 others in her group. Voting is underway and ends at 9 p.m. April 1.
If she wins, she will compete with the other three top vote-getters. That round of voting will continue until April 8 at 9 p.m.
The competition might be described as "a popularity contest," said Reynolds, a private chef and owner of a business she started in 2020.
Reynolds, who attended culinary school in New York, lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, where her husband, Chris, is in the military.
She is a daughter of MaryBeth and Tim Coram and a 2005 graduate of Thomas County Central High School.
In mid-2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic in full force, Reynolds saw chefs losing their jobs. She decided to begin her own business, A Chef's Life LLC.
Also on April 1, Reynolds' company is launching a condiment line. The first product is Saucy, a hot sauce. She will produce a variety of condiments.
Reynolds hopes to win the contest first prize of $50,000 and an ad in "Bon Appetit" magazine.
The prizes will help her move forward quickly with her business and condiment line. Otherwise, her company goals will take longer to reach.
Along with a desire to put her condiment line in Thomasville stores, Reynolds plans to distribute the product along the East Coast, as well. Her company is serving the West Coast now and can ship nationwide.