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The Best Chef Cook-Off Returned to Lakeview Resort

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The second annual Best Chef Cook-Off was held at Lakeview Resort Thursday evening. Nine different chefs from local restaurants came out to compete for the grand prize and to be crowned best chef.

Each chef was proud to come out and raise money for the history of Morgantown.

"They have just embraced the history. They come out and they cook for history, they cook for their city of Morgantown, and they are very proud to be here," said Chair of the Best Chef Cook-Off, Brenda Shinkovich.

Money raised from the cook-off was split between the Friends of the Morgantown History Museum and the Colonel Zackquill Morgan Statue Project.

This year the event was sold out and the demand for a ticket was so high that not everyone could get in.

"We almost sold out last year. Came very close and like I said we had a lot more tickets we could have sold but we didn't have the space because the room isn't big enough," said Morgantown Museum Commission Chair, Pamela Ball.

This event not only gave the community a chance to taste different food's from the area but it was also a great way to preserve history and remember those who made all of this possible.

Shinkovich said "There isn't enough history preservation in Morgantown especially and especially with Zackquill Morgan being my fourth great grandfather, I definitely want more Morgan in Morgantown."

Over 200 people were on hand to taste the different foods and judge who they thought was the best chef in Morgantown.

Volunteers from the Champion Training Academy were also on hand to help sell tickets and make sure each guest had anything they needed.

"While we're here we've been taking in tickets, we've been selling 50/50 tickets here this evening. Just mainly going around making sure everyone's okay," said CTA Coach Rylee Roy.

During the last two years they've almost raised all the funds needed for Zackquill Morgan Statue which is currently under construction. Next year the cook-off will be an annual event put on by the Friends of the Morgantown History Museum.

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