On Wednesday, Dec. 5, Eater will present the 2018 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. On Monday, voters picked the Strip Restaurant of the Year. 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 2018 include Ricardo Zarate, who opened the Peruvian Nikkei Once at the Grand Canal Shoppes; Scott Conant, who returned to Las Vegas with Masso Osteria at Red Rock Resort; Barry S. Dakake, who opened Scotch 80 Prime at the Palms; Jennifer Murphy, who heads up the kitchen at Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace; and Khai Vu, who opened his third Las Vegas restaurant, Mordeo Boutique Wine Bar.
Note that Eater Award nominees reflect the best of what was new and newsworthy in Las Vegas restaurants over the past year (from November 2017 until October 2018). Take a look at last year’s nominees and winners here.
Last year, Jamie Tran at The Black Sheep walked away with the Chef of the Year award and won the voters’ hearts.
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