In honor of Valentine's Day, we're launching Eater's First Annual Hottest Chef in San Diego Competition today at 10 a.m. This year, the competition will take place over one, action-packed day as 23 reader-nominated chefs battle it out for the coveted title through hourly polls. By the end of the day, one lucky nominee will be crowned the Hottest Chef in San Diego.
Each poll will run for 60 minutes. The two chefs that get the most votes from each round will go on to the semifinals, and the top three from that heat will duke it out in the finale for the title of Hottest Chef. That lucky winner will then battle it out with the hot chefs from all of the other Eater cities for the title of Hottest Chef in America. So, national glory is at stake here, people. Make your votes count.
There will be a lot of hot chef action on Eater today. If that's not your thing, then perhaps you might enjoy reading about last-minute Valentine's Day foodie gift ideas and aphrodisiac dishes on one of the many other fine dining blogs out there. But if you like looking at hotties that can cook you some food, this promises to be a lot of fun.