echo ''."\n";

Cosmopolitan names Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson one of the most sizzling chefs in the country

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Okay, so here's a thoughtful question: Would you rather get naked and dirty with Lon Symensma, the Denver-bound former New York pretty boy culinary artist who NYeater called a "strong contender for the title of New York's Hottest Chef," or Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, the executive chef of Frasca Food & Wine in Boulder?

The reason for the curiosity stems from the fact that Cosmo, the sexy women's magazine that men read for the articles, unleashed their list of 14 Hottest Male Chefs, and coming in at No. 14 is none other than local spellbinder Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, whose wallet-size photo (that's him, to your left) is captured in a cheesy one sentence synopsis: "We loved you on Top Chef Masters -- in fact, we could practically smell our chemistry cooking."

So, the question is: Who'd you rather? Symensma or Mackinnon-Patterson?

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.