COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — The first-ever brunch battle now has a winner, and one teen got the $500 cash prize for having the best breakfast bites.

Ten teams faced off Wednesday morning at the Restaurant Association of Maryland’s Howard County office.

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The teens worked with chefs from across the state to create their favorite brunch dishes in one hour.

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It was Gillian Gallagher who took the top prize for her apple pecan waffle with bacon and a sweet potato hash!

This win means her chef mentor, Dan Wecker, is now competing for Team Maryland in the bacon category at the 2021 World Food Championships in Texas!

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