Over the past ten days, you've sent your recommendations for Seattle's Hottest Chef and 24 nominees will compete against each other, day after day, until we land on the final crop, who will fight it out to be crowned Seattle's hottest chef. Seattle's winner then goes on to rep the Emerald City in Eater's national effort to celebrate this country's hottest chef. As is always the case, we'll be keeping a close watch on any suspicious behavior, and disqualifications are always an option. So let's make it a clean fight.
In Round 1, we have Dustin Ronspies(Art of the Table) facing off against Makini Howell(Plum), and Cormac Mahoney(Madison Park Conservatory & Tako Truk). The winner of this heat moves onto the semifinals.