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Knives up! Three local chefs compete to represent Seattle on ABC's 'The Chew'

The Chew is one of the most popular shows on daytime television. Every day a noon, millions of people watch Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Michael Symon have turned out tasty dishes.

So we were stoked when they launches the Best Chef on the Block contest, looking for a Seattle standout. We put out a call for local chefs to send us a video on why we should pick them. Tons of entries came in, but only three finalists made the cut.

Chef Bridgette Washington, Chef Young Cho and Chef Kris Porter-Davis were chosen to compete in a high-stakes Top Chef-esque competition at Portfolio Restaurant at the Art Institute of Seattle.

KOMO Morning Weather Anchor (and foodie) Seth Wayne joined Wandering Goose Chef Heather Earnhardt and Jen Pirak from STAR 101.5 as judges.

The chefs had $100 to spend at Safeway for ingredients, and 60 minutes to make a Pacific Northwest-inspired dish for the judges.

Chef Cho made a dish he called 'The Jungle', which was a mashup of local seafood and Korean spices.

Chef Porter-Davis made a cornbread-crusted salmon.

Chef Washington made a PNW-style shrimp and grits.

There was hustle, there was sweat, there was angst and nerves...AND WE HAVE A WINNER!

But guess what, there's no way we can just TELL you who it is. You've gotta watch for yourself (above).

Don't hate us! It will be worth it.

The winner will be competing on The Chew the week of February 19th, 2017. Watch at noon on KOMO, and cheer him/her on!