Chris Hodgson of Hodge's Cleveland is vying for the 2013 title of The People's Best New Chef.
About 100 chefs from 10 regions were nominated for Food & Wine magazine's "The People's Best New Chef."
The week-long contest is already underway and voting ends on Monday March 18.
Vote here for Chris Hodgson
Hodgson, 27, was nominated for his efforts in pioneering Cleveland's food-truck scene and his quirky takes on American comfort food.
"It's a huge honor," said Hodgson. "I just want to bring as much attention and accolade to Cleveland food as possible and I just feel blessed to already be a part of an incredible Cleveland food scene."
Hodgson studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale, Ariz. and has worked at Christopher's Crush in Phoenix, The Spotted Pig in New York City and, of course, his food truck Dim and Den Sum.
In 2011, his food truck Hodge Podge Truck finished second on the Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race."