On Tuesday, Dec. 5, Eater will present the 2017 Eater Awards, our eighth annual celebration of all that's made the Las Vegas restaurant world run — and run wild — in the past 12 months. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels, and the voting begins right now. Next up: Chef of the Year. Cast your vote for this year’s top chef below.
Here’s how the voting works: Eater editors have named nominees in Las Vegas for each of five major categories. Editors will pick winners from the nominees, and readers will vote to award one nominee in each category with a readers’ choice award. Ready to play your part? This poll will be open for 24 hours; voting irregularities will be strictly policed.
Nominees for 2017 include Jamie Tran, who went from the Strip to the southwest when she opened The Black Sheep; executive chef Rachel LeGloahec of Boteco in the southeast, who went from working under Joël Robuchon to her own restaurant; Lorena Garcia, the first woman Latin American chef on the Strip with Chica at the Venetian; Dalton Wilson, who moved his DW Bistro into new expanded space at the Gramercy; and Leticia Mitchell, who opened her second location of her namesake restaurant at Tivoli Village.
Which chef should be the chef of the year?
This poll is closed
Jamie Tran of The Black Sheep
Rachel LeGloahec of Boteco
Lorena Garcia of Chica
Dalton Wilson of DW Bistro
Leticia Mitchell of Leticia’s
Note that Eater Award nominees reflect the best of what was new and newsworthy in Las Vegas restaurants over the past year (from November 2016 until November 2017). Take a look at last year’s nominees and winners here.
Last year, Daniel Krohmer of Other Mama won best chef honors, while Royden Ellamar at Harvest at the Bellagio earned the voters’ choice award.
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