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Vote for D.C.’s Chef of the Year

Which chef changed the game in 2017?

Eater Awards 2016 Chef of the Year winner, Eric Ziebold.
Photo by Rey Lopez

Welcome to day two of the 8th 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 award prizes in multiple categories, including but not limited to Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year. For a look at 2016’s D.C. winners, head here.

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 Tuesday, 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.

The nominees are:


Which chef should be Eater’s chef of the year?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Austin Fausett/Proof
    (191 votes)
  • 3%
    Daniela Moreira/Timber Pizza Company
    (625 votes)
  • 2%
    Kwame Onwuachi/Shaw Bijou, Kith and Kin
    (582 votes)
  • 41%
    Michael Rafidi/Arroz, Requin at the Wharf
    (8219 votes)
  • 51%
    Ryan Ratino/Ripple, Bresca
    (10204 votes)
19821 votes total Vote Now

Polls will be open for 24 hours and will be strictly policed for funny business.


901 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 869-3300 Visit Website


1906 14th Street Northwest, , DC 20009 (202) 518-7926 Visit Website

Timber Pizza Company

809 Upshur Street Northwest, , DC 20011 (202) 853-9746 Visit Website

Kith and Kin

801 Wharf Street Southwest, , DC 20024 (202) 878-8566 Visit Website


300 12th Avenue South, , TN 37203