This is the last of five initial polls that will send the winners of each into a final round that starts at 3 p.m. today. Valentine's Day was officially declared Hot Chef Day at Eater and, right NOW, Denver has its second annual turn at voting for the hottest man or woman behind a stove.
Unlike last year, when voting was spread over the course of a week, this year's competition will take place over one, voting-packed day. The 26 reader-nominated chefs are currently battling it out for the coveted title through five polls that were unveiled throughout this morning. All five polls will be open until 2:45 p.m. Starting at 3 p.m. the winners of all the morning polls will face off in a final round. This final round poll will close at 6 p.m., and its winner will be crowned the Hottest Chef in the Mile High City.
There is national glory at stake too. The Denver 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. Make your votes count.
[Photography by Adam Larkey]