Flip Sigi, New York City
The 29-year-old host of Cooking Channel’s Late Nite Eats dishes out playful fusion dishes at his fast-casual taqueria—like the Filipino Underground Crunchwrap, a twist on a Taco Bell classic with braised short rib, kimchi fried rice, Mexican cheese. (How he maintains his ripped body is still unclear).
Prime + Proper, Detroit
At only 27, the bright-blue-eyed stud heads up the kitchen at one of Motor City’s hottest new steakhouses, which opened in early November.
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The Purple Pig, Chicago
He’s not just a pretty face: The fourth-generation restaurateur, 33, was named the James Beard Foundation’s Rising Star Chef in 2014.
Californios, San Francisco
Named one of Food & Wine‘s Best New Chefs in 2017, the stunningly handsome 33-year-old heads up a two-Michelin star restaurant in San Fran’s Mission district.
Gato, New York City
The 52-year-old superstar has been dazzling viewers on the Food Network (while overseeing a restaurant empire) since he made his first television appearance in 1994, and he only gets more magnetic with age.
Little Sister, Los Angeles
As the chef-partner at Blackhouse Hospitality Group, Vuong, 37, has established himself as one of southern California’s hottest (in every sense of the word) culinary innovators.
Food Network Host, Houston
The Food Network Star champ, 36, got his physique—and appetite—as a former cornerback for the Carolina Panthers. Now he hosts the channel’s Christmas Cookie Challenge while running a food truck in his hometown of Houston.
Cocina Abierta and Nonna Cucina Rustica, San Juan
There’s nothing sexier than doing good for your community. In the continuing aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Louzao, 39, is still in the process of reopening his two buzzy restaurants in the capital city, and has invested in the creation of daily menus through usage of local produce.
In a city where food trucks are omnipresent, 29-year-old Bricker’s inventive offerings stand out from the crowd, landing him on Zagat’s 30 Under 30 list in 2017. His mesmerizing brown eyes aren’t bad, either.
Departure Restaurant + Lounge, Portland and Denver
An original pioneer of Portland’s now-booming culinary scene, the 42-year-old Top Chef alum is also known for his sleek style.
Pubbelly Noodle Bar, Miami
Beyond his rugged good looks, the 38-year-old Puerto Rico native was nominated for James Beard’s Best Chef South for five years in a row. His newest restaurant endeavor, Habitat at 1 Hotel South Beach, just opened its doors on November 11.
Otium, Los Angeles
Hollingsworth, 37, spent 13 years in the kitchen at Thomas Keller’s famed French Laundry before taking his talents (and good looks) to L.A. to open his contemporary restaurant adjacent to The Broad museum in 2015.
La Petite Grocery and Balise, New Orleans
A southerner by way of California, the former Top Chef contestant, 36, worked his way up from line cook to executive chef at one of the Big Easy’s most elegant restaurants. Now the bearded charmer is set to open a new place in the French Quarter.
Alta Calidad, Brooklyn
Nawab, 45, has been blending his Indian heritage with his passion for Mexican cooking for nearly a decade at various restaurants in New York City. Now running his own spot in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights, the heat in the kitchen isn’t only coming from the chiles.
The Lambs Club and The National, New York City
The 58-year-old Chopped judge continues to hold his title as Food Network’s most dapper star.
Telefèric Barcelona, Walnut Creek, CA
The 33-year-old Barcelona native brought his mastery in the art of tapas to the Bay Area in 2016. Fluent in Catalan, Spanish, French and English, Cabezas is as worldly as he is adorable.
Estrella, Los Angeles
Born in Milan, the 41-year-old acclaimed chef and single dad hasn’t lost his thick Italian accent—which only adds to his sexy factor.
Chinese Tuxedo, New York City
After getting his culinary training in Thailand, the 32-year-old opened his buzzy hot spot in Manhattan’s Chinatown, where the food and ambiance is just as seductive as the chef.
Mille Lire, Dallas
The 39-year-old Naples native’s camera-ready looks have landed him on Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay, and now he’s bringing his Italian cooking chops to the heart of Texas with his brand-new eatery.
Thompson Seattle, Seattle
Tatted up from head-to-toe, Simcik, 34, embraces his bad boy appeal—even executing up a pop-up tattoo-themed dinner at his restaurant.