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Hot Chefs Round 7: Grimes, Simon, Canteenwalla, Back, Campbell

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eater-hottest-chef-2012.jpgSizzle, sizzle. The Fourth Annual Eater Hot Chefs Competition heated up yesterday with Matthew Piekarski from First Food and Bar at the Palazzo and Rick Moonen from RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay vaulting back and forth for the lead. Moonen squeaked through to win the round, joining Olivier Dubreuil, Venetian and Palazzo property executive chef, Steve Benjamin of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand, Joseph Leibowitz of Tower Suite Café at Wynn Las Vegas, Anthony Meidenbauer, executive chef for Block 16 Hospitality, and Shawn McClain of Sage at Aria in the semifinals.

That leads us to round 7 of the voting today. Nicole Grimes of Rao’s at Caesars Palace, Kerry Simon of KGB: Kerry's Gourmet Burgers at Harrah's Las Vegas and Simon at Palms Place, Kim Canteenwalla of Society Cafe at Encore Las Vegas, Akira Back of Yellowtail at Bellagio and Donavon Campbell, executive chef at Culinary Arts Catering at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, face off today.

Be sure to tweet your vote to show off which chef you think is hottest. Let the voting begin.

Poll results

· All Coverage of Eater's Fourth Annual Hottest Chefs [~ELV~]

RM Seafood

3930 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119 702-632-9300 Visit Website


3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 590-8690 Visit Website

Society Cafe

3131 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-248-3463 Visit Website

Joël Robuchon

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 891-7925 Visit Website

Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Bar

3600 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-693-8300 Visit Website