At 9:00 a.m., we started with a field of 35 chefs from some of the city's highest profile restaurants and food trucks. Now it has come down to one. The people have spoken. Joseph Zerwas of Behind the Bash Catering is Houston's hottest chef. Kevin Bryant put up a valiant fight, but Zerwas has prevailed with just under 55% of the vote.
Although there is no official prize, chef Zerwas can bask in the glory that comes from knowing his hotness has been validated by over a thousand votes cast during three rounds of voting. Congrats to him, and thanks to all the Eater readers for their nominations and participation today.
Those who didn't win can take comfort in the fact that the winner is not eligible to repeat. Good luck next year.