Ladies and gentlemen, it is that time of year again for Eater's annual Hottest Chef Competition — and this is the first year ever that DC chefs will have the opportunity to compete for the crown. Both the underdogs and the clear front runners will have the chance to battle it out in nail-biting heats and final elimination rounds. The winner will then go on to compete nationally, as Eater National will pit the winners from our sister cities against our hometown hottie in a bracketed-style tourney.
Before we get to all that sexy excitement, though, we need your help. Send firstname.lastname@example.org your nominations for the hottest chef in DC along with a picture or link to an image so we can verify that these are indeed some sexy chefs. Nominations are due by the end of the week, after which they will be culled and seeded. The games will begin on February 1.