It's that special time of year again—time to submit nominations for Eater's annual hottest chef competition. This year we're condensing the competition into a one-day chef-off, fittingly Valentine's Day, and also Hot Chefs Day. Readers have until February 9 to submit their favorites to nominate, and there will be a one-day battle royale to crown the 2013 Mile High City champion.
Last year, chef Mary Nguyen of Parallel 17 and Street Kitchen Asian Bistro, emerged victorious in Denver, so she's not eligible this year. Only chefs currently working in restaurants are eligible, too. Send your favorite to firstname.lastname@example.org with a decent photo and they'll all be gathered up for the upcoming competition. It's on.