Over the past two weeks, you've sent your recommendations for Seattle's Hottest Chef and 24 nominees have been competing against each other, day after day, to land in 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 8, we have Thierry Rautureau(Rover's) facing off against Jason Stratton(Spinasse), and Mark Fuller(Spring Hill). The winner of this heat moves onto the semifinals to face Round 1 Winner Makini Howell(Plum), Round 2 Winner Brian Walczyk(Brave Horse Tavern), Round 3 Winner John Connolly(Bitterroot BBQ), Round 4 Winner Christopher Howell(Smith), Round 5 Winner Dana Tough(Spur et al), Round 6 Winner Matthew Lewis(Where Ya At Matt), and Round 7 Winner Jake Varonno(La Bete).