Wow! Things got crazy in the first heat of the semi finals, but only one chef could advance to the final round, taking place on Thursday this week. Congrats to Trevor Hoyte from IPO, who will go head-to-head against one of the chefs in today's heat. The winner of that will clinch the title of Hottest Chef in Chicago and move on to compete against all the winners on the National stage.
So who will move into the final round of voting in Eater's second annual Hottest Chef in Chicago competition? In the second heat of the semi finals we have Dave Ochs (Girl & The Goat), 2011 winner Merlin Verrier (Graham Elliot), Josef Dugolenski (Quince) and John Vermiglio (Table Fifty-Two). Who will move on? Only you can decide ... so go vote!