Ballot

ONLINE VOTING FOR THE 2019 JEAN BANCHET NOMINEES Presented by OpenTable
IS NOW OPEN

Nominees will be announced November 7th!

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Please note that award winners from previous three years (2016-2018) may not be candidates again in the same category, though they may be eligible in other categories.

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Restaurant of the Year Presented by Illinois Restaurant Association

Past winners not eligible for nomination: Fat Rice, Blackbird, Monteverde


Chef of the Year Presented by S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water & Acqua Panna Natural Spring Water

Past winners not eligible for nomination: Chris Pandel, Andrew Brochu, Andrew Zimmerman


Rising Chef of the Year

Past winners not eligible for nomination: Beverly Kim & Johnny Clark, Bill Montagne & Jennifer Kim, Nick Dostal


Best Chef-de-Cuisine Presented by Sparrow Coffee Roastery

Past winners not eligible for nomination: Tony Quartaro, Wilson Bauer, Bill Montagne


Pastry Chef of the Year Presented by Cacao Barry

Past winners not eligible for nomination: Sandra Holl, Meg Galus, Anna Posey


Rising Pastry Chef of the Year Presented by Nielsen-Massey Vanillas

Past winners not eligible for nomination: Kelly Helgesen, Alison Cates, Kyleen Atonson


Best Neighborhood Restaurant

Past winners not eligible for nomination: mfk., Daisies


Best Heritage Restaurant

Recognizing cooking and serving within a cultural tradition.
Past winners of the Best Ethnic Restaurant award not eligible for nomination: Birrieria Zaragoza, 5 Loaves Eatery, Ras Dashen Ethiopian Restaurant


Best New Restaurant

Restaurant needs to have opened after November 1, 2016 to be eligible for consideration.
Past winners not eligible for nomination: Oriole, Smyth


Best Sommelier Presented by Champagne Henriot

Past winners not eligible for nomination: Elizabeth Mendez, Rachel Driver Speckan, Parag Lalit


Best Mixologist Presented by Breakthru Beverage

Past winners not eligible for nomination: Jacyara De Oliveira, Julia Momose, Amit Gilad


Best Restaurant Design

Past winners not eligible for nomination: Cherry Circle Room, Proxi


Best Restaurant Service

Past winners not eligible for nomination: Billy Sunday, BOKA, Oriole


Best Bar

Past winners not eligible for nomination: Income Tax


Best Counter Service *NEW Category

Recognizing excellence in modern informal dining.