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Vote For Detroit’s Chef of the Year

Which chef changed the game in 2017?

Chef James Rigato
Eater Awards 2016 Chef of the Year winner, James Rigato.
Joe Vaughn
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.

Welcome to day two of Detroit’s 2017 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 award 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, editors will choose an editor’s choice winner and readers will vote for a reader’s choice winner — all to be announced on December 5, 2017. Editor’s choice winners will receive an illustrious tomato can trophy, as is the tradition around here. This year Eater will further the fanfare, running a splashy feature about every editor’s choice winner throughout the course of the coming year.

Now, without any further ado, it’s time to vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Chef of the Year category. Polls will be open for 24 hours and will be strictly policed for funny business. Choose wisely:


Who is Detroit’s 2017 Chef of the Year?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Kate Williams (Lady of the House)
    (513 votes)
  • 56%
    Mike Ransom (Ima)
    (1458 votes)
  • 19%
    Thomas Lents (The Apparatus Room)
    (493 votes)
  • 3%
    Maxcel Hardy (River Bistro)
    (95 votes)
2559 votes total Vote Now

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