Moving right along, another slew of players. First up, last year's reigning champ Danielle Keene of Bittersweet Treats, who faces off against Ori Menashe from Angelini Osteria, Francis Dimitrius executive chef at Villa Blanca, Luca Crestanelli executive chef of newcomer Bar Toscana, and The Bazaar's pastry chef Waylynn Lucas. Happy voting.
Hottest Chef Round 1: Keene, Menashe, Dimitrius, Crestanelli, Lucas
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