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Vote for Denver’s Chef of the Year

Which chef changed the dining game in 2017?

Eater Awards 2016 Chef of The Year winner, Kelly Whitaker

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.

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. Reader’s choice winners get unlimited bragging rights as Eater fan favorites. This year Eater will further the fanfare, running a 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 Denver reader’s choice winner in the Chef of the Year category. The nominees include a “Top Chef” contestant and the executive chef at Bar Dough (Baird), a longtime Denver chef running her first solo venture (Wiggins), a chef hitting his stride in the Highlands with new Latin cuisine (Edmunds), a chef hitting her stride in Congress Park with new American food (McBrady), and a chef making a splash in Stapleton with scratch-to-table fare (Glover). Polls will be open for 24 hours and will be strictly policed for funny business. Choose wisely:


Who is Denver’s 2017 chef of the year?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Carrie Baird
    (1990 votes)
  • 4%
    Elise Wiggins
    (214 votes)
  • 37%
    Blake Edmunds
    (1954 votes)
  • 5%
    Ashley McBrady
    (280 votes)
  • 14%
    Caroline Glover
    (762 votes)
5200 votes total Vote Now

Bar Dough

2227 West 32nd Avenue, , CO 80211 (720) 668-8506 Visit Website


2501 Dallas Street, , CO 80010 (720) 710-9975 Visit Website


80238 East 29th Drive, , CO 80238 (303) 645-3779 Visit Website

12 at Madison

1160 Madison St, Denver, CO 80206 (720) 216-0190 Visit Website