Ahead of the 2019 Diamond Chef Arkansas culinary showdown, UA Pulaski Tech held a preliminary cocktail party to decide who would make it to the final event in April. Social media followers narrowed down a list of chefs to 10, then guests voted on their favorite dishes by those 10. The top chefs facing off this spring are Brandon Douglas, Izaak Winter, Joseph Coleman, Jordan Davis, Amanda Ivy and Jamie McAfee.