The first round is over, the results have been tallied and it's time to move on to the semi-final round of Eater NOLA's Hottest Chef Competition. Today and tomorrow, four of the 8 semi-finalists will be pitted against each other, with the winner from each day going on to compete in the finals on Thursday.
Today's semi-finalists are in the image above. (Click to enlarge.) From left to right, they are: Diana Chauvin of La Thai, David Slater of Emeril's Restaurant, Phillip Lopez of Root and Brian Landry of Borgne. This poll will be open for 24 hours. As always, it will be closely monitored for any voting irregularities, so let's keep it a clean fight.