Voting in Eater San Diego's First Annual Hottest Chef Competition begins right now. You might want to take your sweater off, because it's going to get toasty in here. In this heat: BO-beau's Katherine Humphus, Table 926's Matt Richman, Barleymash's Kevin Templeton, Cusp's Donald Lockhart, Searsucker's Brian Malarkey and Herringbone's Amanda Baumgarten.
Scope out the hot looks from these hot cooks and place your vote below. This poll will close in one hour and the two chefs with the most votes will roll on to the semifinals.