It's that special time of year again—time to submit nominations for Eater's annual hottest chef competition. This year we're condensing the competition into a one-day chef-off, fittingly Valentine's Day, and also Hot Chefs Day. Readers have until February 11 to submit their favorites to nominate, and there will be a one-day battle royale to crown the 2013 Windy City champion.
Last year, IPO's Trevor Hoyte emerged victorious, so he's not eligible this year. Only chefs currently working in restaurants are eligible, too. Send your favorite to the tipline with a decent photo and they'll all be gathered up for the competition. It's on.
· Hottest Chef 2012 [~ECHI~]
Trevor Hoyte [Photo: Jason Little Photography]