Cast your vote before the season finale kicks off next Wednesday.

on Jan 24 - The Dish

The competition on Top Chef has been fiercer than ever this season. Especially all the action happening on our series Last Chance Kitchen.

Over the course of the last seven battles, Louis Maldonado has emerged as the reigning champion. But that's not to say Carlos Gaytan, his challenger in the final episode, didn't bring the heat. After all, he's made it this far in the competition without getting eliminated.

For their final challenge, the two needed to serve up five plates of fresh seafood. Tom Colicchio had sharp—and somewhat harsh—critiques of both their dishes, leaving us with the ultimate cliffhanger. "It's close," he says.

We want to hear from you: who do you think won the final Last Chance Kitchen battle? Carlos or Louis? Stream the last episode, catch up on every episode this season, and cast your vote below. And be sure to sound off on Twitter with the hashtags #TCTeamLouis or #TCTeamCarlos