It's time once again to crown the hottest chef in New Orleans in Eater's 5th Annual Hottest Chef Competition. Just like last year, this year's contest will offer both the underdogs and the clear front runners the chance to battle it out in nail biting heats and final elimination rounds. What's different this year is instead of running the face-offs over a period of two weeks, all voting will take place throughout one action packed day of hotness. That day just so happens to be February 14, Hot Chefs Day.
Before we get to all that sexy excitement, we need your help. Send firstname.lastname@example.org your nominations for the hottest chef in New Orleans along with a picture or link to an image. Only restaurant chefs currently working in the industry are allowed, and the previous year's winner (Phillip Lopez of Root and upcoming Square Root) is not permitted to enter.
Nominations are due one week from today, Monday February 11, after which they will be culled and seeded. Then the games will begin.
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