Marietta teen trying to cook up a win in chef competition

A young Marietta culinary prodigy needs help to make it to the top. 

Fourteen-year-old Sophia J. Thomas is competing in the Carla Hall presents Favorite Chef Competition.

Despite her young age, she has advanced to the quarter-finals where she faces chefs of all ages. At this stage, she needs votes to secure her spot in the next rounds.

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Sophia J. Thomas (Credit: Raquel Riley Thomas)

A win would solidify her status as one of the world's most promising young chefs.

She would also receive $25,000 and an exclusive two-page spread in a renowned cooking magazine. Sophia says she wants to use the money to attend a prestigious culinary school once she's old enough.

Votes can be cast on the official Favorite Chef competition website.