Let the Hottest Chef in the Bay games begin now. Round 1 kicks off with last year's champion and current top seed Louis Maldonado, sous chef of Michelin-starred Aziza in the Outer Richmond facing off against crowd favorite Chris Wong of Luella, Matthew Dolan of hot newcomer 25 Lusk, Anthony Strong of Delfina and Dennis Leary of Canteen. The victor will join the upcoming winners of round one in the next set of heats.
Louis Maldonado, steamy. [Photo: partially from San Francisco Business Times]