Welcome to the opening round of Eater NOLA's inaugural Hottest Chef Competition. The winner of today's, erm, heat will go on to the next round to continue to vie for the coveted title of hottest chef in New Orleans. So with no further ado, let's get to the contestants.
There they are, pictured above. From left to right, today's contestants are: Tory McPhail of Commander's Palace, Nathanial Zimet of Boucherie and Phillip Lopez of Root. This poll will be open for 24 hours, so get thee to the polls and vote!