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Please note that award winners from previous three years (2015-2017) 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: Boka, Fat Rice, Blackbird


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

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


Rising Chef of the Year

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


Best Chef-de-Cuisine Presented by Sparrow Coffee Roastery

Past winners not eligible for nomination: Erling Wu-Bower, Tony Quartaro, Wilson Bauer


Pastry Chef of the Year

Past winners not eligible for nomination: Dana Cree, Sandra Holl, Meg Galus 


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

Past winners not eligible for nomination: Genie Kwon, Kelly Helgesen, Alison Cates


Best Neighborhood Restaurant

Past winners not eligible for nomination: La Sirena Clandestina, mfk., Sumi Robata Bar


Best Ethnic Restaurant

Past winners not eligible for nomination: Birrieria Zaragoza, 5 Loaves Eatery


Best New Restaurant

Restaurant needs to have opened after November 1, 2015 to be eligible for consideration.
Past winners not eligible for nomination: Parachute, The Blanchard, Oriole


Best Sommelier

Past winners not eligible for nomination: Arthur Hon, Elizabeth Mendez, Rachel Driver Speckan


Best Mixologist Presented by Breakthru Beverage

Past winners not eligible for nomination: Alex Bachman, Jacyara De Oliveira, Julia Momose


Best Restaurant Design

Past winners not eligible for nomination: Momotaro, Cherry Circle Room, Dixie


Best Restaurant Service

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


Best Bar

*New category for 2018