The final votes are in, and Christian Graves of Jsix in the Hotel Solamar is hereby crowned the Hottest Chef in San Diego 2013. If you see him, ask for a photo or shake his hand at the very least. Graves beat out 22 foxy chefs, including the other worthy finalists Ryan Johnston and Kevin Templeton; it was a very attractive race. Want to know a little more about your winner? Read his Industry Dish interview with Eater here.
So what's next for our new local Hottest Chef? Soon, Graves will represent San Diego in a no-holds-barred national hot chef death match, featuring cooks from all of the other Eater cities. Congratulations to Chef Graves, and thanks to all the readers that nominated chefs and voted in the competition. We'll keep you posted on the national hotness awards, and be back to our regular restaurant, chef and food news coverage tomorrow.
· All Hot Chefs 2013 Coverage on Eater San Diego [~ESD~]