Competition is underway over at the lobby of the Peabody Hotel, where six chefs are vying for the chance to meet last year’s Diamond Chef Daniel Capello for a June matchup. I should be there; alas, medical issues are keeping me home. However, the more than capable and quite talented Christie Ison is live blogging the event. Please tune your radar over to Fancy Pants Foodie. She’s also Twittering the event.

UPDATE: More updates and news available on the Pulaski Tech Facebook page.

UPDATE: Chef Cindy East-Malik of Pulaski Technical College pulled out a victory in the final round of the preliminaries. She will go on to face Chef Daniel Capello June 7th in the final competition.

The full story here.