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Vote for the Twin Cities Chef of the Year

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Who led the pack of culinary talent in 2017?

Ann Kim inside Young Joni.
Ann Kim inside Young Joni
Katie Cannon

Welcome to day 2 of the 8th annual Eater Awards — where Eater city sites around the world honor the top talent of the year. Up today: the Chef of the Year award category, where readers can vote for who made a significant impact on the restaurant scene in 2017.

As with Monday’s Restaurant of the Year reader’s choice award, all 24 Eater cities grant prizes in various categories, with both an editor’s choice winner and a reader’s choice winner. Both will be announced on December 5th. Below, vote for who deserves the Chef of the Year reader’s choice award. The poll closes in 24 hours:


Who was the chef of 2017?

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    Tim McKee
    (1061 votes)
  • 10%
    Gavin Kaysen
    (267 votes)
  • 18%
    Ann Kim
    (477 votes)
  • 30%
    Jamie Malone
    (776 votes)
2581 votes total Vote Now
Tim McKee outside of Markethouse Collaborative
TJ Turner
A black and white photo of Gavin Kaysen
Gavin Kaysen in the kitchen at Bellecour
Katie Cannon/Eater Twin Cities
Jamie Malone is just one of the local chefs recognized this year
Jamie Malone of Grand Cafe
Grand Cafe / Website