The nominations are in and the competition's ready to get started. That's right: Eater NOLA's first-ever Hottest Chef Competition heats up today. Here's how it's going to work: 24 chefs have been nominated, and they're going to face off against each other in eight preliminary rounds of three chefs each. Eater voters will choose the winner from each round, with the winners then going on to compete in the finals for the crown of the hottest, sexiest chef in town.
Whoever wins from New Orleans will then go on to compete on Eater National against the winners from all of our sister sites for the opportunity to be named this year's Hottest Chef in America. As always, voting irregularities will be closely monitored, so let's keep it clean. Round 1 begins today at noon, so watch out for that later today.
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