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Vote for Las Vegas’ Chef of the Year

Which chef really stood out in 2017?

Dan Krohmer
Dan Krohmer
Amelinda B Lee

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

  • 43%
    Jamie Tran of The Black Sheep
    (2587 votes)
  • 0%
    Rachel LeGloahec of Boteco
    (54 votes)
  • 15%
    Lorena Garcia of Chica
    (911 votes)
  • 29%
    Dalton Wilson of DW Bistro
    (1713 votes)
  • 10%
    Leticia Mitchell of Leticia’s
    (634 votes)
5899 votes total Vote Now

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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1720 Barton Springs Road, , TX 78704 (347) 251-0671 Visit Website

The Black Sheep

8680 West Warm Springs Road, , NV 89148 (702) 954-3998 Visit Website

Tivoli Village

400 South Rampart Boulevard, , NV 89145 (702) 534-0000 Visit Website

DW Bistro

9275 West Russell Road, , NV 89148 (702) 527-5200 Visit Website


3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 805-8472 Visit Website

Other Mama

3655 South Durango Drive, , NV 89147 (702) 463-8382 Visit Website