It's time once again to crown the hottest chef in Chicago in Eaterland's annual Hottest Chef Competition. Just like the last year, this year's contest will offer both the underdogs and the clear front runners the chance to battle it out in nail biting heats and final elimination rounds.
The winner will go on to compete nationally, as Eater National will pit the winners from all of Eater Chicago's sister cities across our growing network against our hometown hottie.
Before we get to all that sexy excitement, we need your help. Send firstname.lastname@example.org your nominations for the hottest chef in Chicago along with a picture or link to an image. Repeats from last year are unavoidable, but let's get some new blood in the mix. Don't let 2010 champion Merlin Verrier hog all the glory.
Nominations are due by Jan. 31, after which they will be culled and seeded. Then the games will begin.
2010 Hot Chef winner Merlin Verrier [Photo: Tim Hiatt]