Get up close and feel the heat of competing chefs in the Diamond Chef Arkansas Preliminary Competition, slated for tomorrow (Feb. 27) in the Peabody Little Rock lobby, 3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock.

From noon to 7 p.m, local chefs will create an entree in just 40 minutes, incorporating a slew of mystery ingredients that are presented to them. The top chef will advance to the June 4 finale against reigning champion Chef Jason Knapp.

All of the proceeds will benefit Pulaski Technical College and its Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Institute.

The annual competition Diamond Chef Arkansas is presented by the Pulaski Technical College Foundation. Admission is free.

For more information, call Yvette Parker 501-812-2771 or

Parker and Knapp were on "THV 11 News This Morning" to talk about the event. You watch the segment below: