Vote for Chef Manuel Romero
 As Connecticut Chef of the Year

Manuel Romero, chef and co-owner of Olea in New Haven and Kala Bistro in North Haven, has been nominated by industry experts for Chef of the Year honors from the Connecticut Restaurant Association (CRA).

Fans of Chef Romero can vote for him in an online ballot on the CRA website.

Chef of the Year is one of the CRA’s most coveted annual awards, which are called The CRAzies. The 2018 awards will be presented Dec. 3 at the Annual Awards Gala at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Chef Romero’s innovative interpretation of Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine has been praised as “extraordinary” by Connecticut Magazine and “creative, beautifully prepared” by The New York Times.

The other finalists for Chef of the Year are Corey Cannon from Bricco Trattoria (Glastonbury), Brian Lewis from The Cottage (Westport), Chris Sheehan from Max Downtown (Hartford), Matt Storch from Match (Norwalk), and Luke Venner from Elm (New Canaan).

The CRA is a full service, not-for-profit trade association dedicated to supporting Connecticut restaurants. Watch for updates on this year’s awards on the CRA Facebook page, and on a special Facebook page dedicated to The CRAzies.

Don’t forget to vote for Chef Romero via this link. It’s quick and easy.