Next Monday, Eater will present the 2012 Eater Awards, our third annual celebration of all that's made America's restaurant world run—and run wild—in the past twelve months. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels in five major categories, the voting begins right now.
Here's how it works: Eater editors have named nominees for each of five major categories: Chef of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, So Hot Right Now, Bartender of the Year, and Stone Cold Stunner. Eater readers will vote, narrowing the nominees for each category to three finalists. From those three finalists, the Eater editorial team will select a winner. Ready to play your part? This poll for Chef Of The Year will be open for 24 hours; voting irregularities will be strictly policed.
It's time right now to vote for the Bay Area's Chef of the Year: