After a day-long Valentine's hottest chef marathon, a winner of Eater Chicago's 2013 Hottest Chef competition has emerged. At the top of the glorious mountain is Little Goat pastry chef Amanda Rafalski. She claimed a decisive victory in every round, and in the finals handily defeated Tesori chef Andrew Deuel. Congratulations, Amanda.
Whether you voted for Amanda or not, it's time to support her Chicago-style as she moves on to the national stage. She'll take on some seasoned hotness from around the country, including some Top Chef heartthrobs. So give her all the support you can muster to bring the crown back to the Windy City.