Welcome to the ninth annual Eater Awards, honoring the most talented restaurant and bar industry gurus in cities across the world. Here’s how the Eater Awards work: All 24 Eater cities and the national site will grant prizes in multiple categories, including but not limited to Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year.
In each category, there will be an editors’ choice winner (chosen by the editorial staff of each Eater site) and a readers’ choice winner (chosen by poll) — all to be announced on December 5, 2018. The readers’ choice winners get unlimited bragging rights as Eater fan favorites. The editors’ choice winners will each receive an illustrious tomato can trophy, as is the tradition around here.
And that’s not all. Over the course of the coming year, stay tuned for features highlighting what makes each of the editors’ choice winners so great.
Next up, Chef of the Year.
Eater San Diego’s 2018 nominees in the Chef of the Year category include the executive chef leaders of El Jardin, Dija Mara, Lola 55, and Bivouac Ciderworks.
Now, without any further ado, it’s time to vote for the readers’ choice winner in the Chef of the Year category; come back each day this week to vote in four more categories. Polls will be open for 24 hours (beginning at 10 a.m. each day) and will be strictly policed for funny business.
Cast your vote for Chef of the Year now; the poll closes at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28: