Do you know a chef who is a leader in the foodservice industry? An inspiration and mentor to others? An innovator in cuisine, techniques, management style and dish applications? A steward of community tenets?

Then nominate that chef for Chef Magazine's 2009 Chef of the Year!

Fill out the form online. Or if you prefer a PDF that you can print off and fill out by hand, e-mail, then send your materials to Chef of the Year, Chef Magazine, 20 W. Kinzie St., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60654, by Aug. 31. The finalists will be announced in the November/December issue of Chef, and the winner will be profiled in the January 2010 issue. Chef Magazine will also make a $500 donation to the winner's charity of choice.