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Vote for Detroit’s Chef of the Year

The polls are now open for the 2016 Eater Awards

Republic pierogi
Republic chef Sarah Welch was 2015’s Chef of the Year.
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

On Wednesday, November 16, Eater will present the 2016 Eater Awards, our seventh annual celebration of all that's made the restaurant world run — and run wild — in the past 12 months. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels in five major categories, and the voting begins right now. The poll is now closed for restaurant of the year. Next up? Chef of the Year. Cast your vote for the chef that really made a difference this year below.

Here's how the voting works: Eater editors have named nominees in Detroit 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 starting at 11 a.m. EST on November 8 and closing at 11 a.m. EST on November 9; voting irregularities will be strictly policed. Another poll will go live on November 9, so make sure to tune in.

Update: This poll is now closed. Click the link below to find the latest polls.