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Columbia chef hits the road to raise money to feed children

Columbia chef hits the road to raise money to feed children

When asked how long he’s been training for Chefs Cycle — a charity bike ride that will cover 300 miles in three days — Thomas Zippelli said: “You’re going to laugh when you hear my answer.”

The executive chef-owner of The Turn House restaurant at Hobbit’s Glen Golf Course in Columbia revealed he only started training a month ago for the physically demanding event that kicks off Tuesday in Santa Rosa, Calif. It started with a social media item he saw from Bryan Voltaggio, chef at Volt restaurant in Frederick. They had never met, but Zippelli was inspired.

“I saw a post from Bryan Voltaggio on Instagram about the ride and decided to do it” on-the-spot, he said. “An hour later,...

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