Ok, folks, we're five heats down and have one more chef advancing to Round 2: Chris Curren, exec chef of both Elate and Blue 13. Inovasi's John des Rosiers had a solid lead yesterday afternoon, but Curren moved ahead last night to take the win with 42 percent of the votes.
Today is the final heat in Round 1 and it's a doozy with some pretty hot chefs: Andrew Brochu (Kith & Kin), Toni Roberts (C-House), Brian Enyart (Topolobampo), Marianne Sundquist (In Fine Spirits), Joe Rossi (ZED451) and Jeff Pikus (Maude's Liquor Bar). May the hottest chef win. Now get to the votes!