Charlie Trotter Days. Fund a Scholar.
August 15-19, 2018


The Trotter Project is pleased to announce the return of Charlie Trotter Days, taking place August 15-19, 2018. Charlie Trotter Days is a five-day celebration when America’s food and drink communities come together and offer a beverage, dish, or menu in honor of culinary legend Chef Charlie Trotter. Now in its fifth year, Charlie Trotter Days is a way for the restaurant industry and public to support The Trotter Project's young scholars and its Pillars of Excellence Program – an initiative designed to educate, mentor, and provide scholarships for culinary and hospitality talent in underserved communities.

Our Participating Restaurants (please check back regularly as more restaurants join in the celebration): Click on the link of each restaurant to go directly to their website

ILLINOIS

3 Squares Diner

Appellation Wine Bar

Au Cheval

Baptiste and Bottle

Bar Biscay

Bar Pastoral

Bellemore

Bistronomic

Cafe Robey

Cheesecake Factory

Convito Café & Market

El Che Bar

Etta

Girl & The Goat

Katana

Lawry's

Maple & Ash

Marchesa

Margueax Brasserie

Mercat a la Planxa

mfk

Momotaro

Swift & Sons

The Duck Inn

The Gwen

Tied House

Topolobampo

Torali Chicago

Travelle

Untitled Supper Club

CALIFORNIA

71 Above

The French Laundry

Hello Betty Fish House

Parallel 37

COLORADO

Departure

Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market

Kachina Cantina

The Corner Office

Urban Farmer Steakhouse Denver

GEORGIA

Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market

MASSACHUSETTS

Coppa

Island Creek Oyster

Island Creek Oyster

Little Donkey

Row 34

Tico

Toro

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Row 34 Portsmouth

NEW YORK

Per Se

Yono's

OHIO

Urban Farmer Steakhouse Cleveland

OREGON

Departure Portland Restaurant + Lounge

The Original: A Dinerant

Urban Farmer Steakhouse Portland

Our Charlie Trotter Days Partners:

Chef Works, the global leader in culinary and hospitality apparel, will be offering 15% off all online orders with 10% of those proceeds going directly to The Trotter Project. 

Irv & Shelly's Fresh Picks will donate farm crops to Chicago area restaurants interested in showcasing local produce as part of the five-day event.  

United Airlines — The Trotter Project's founding corporate sponsor — will once again generously donate $1 for every item that is sold from their Bistro on Board Menu. 

How do I sign up for Charlie Trotter Days and fund a Pillars of Excellence Program Scholar? Restaurants, hotels, and drinking establishments in Chicago and across America can quickly and easily make an online donation in any one of the following amounts: $100, $250, $500, $1,000, or more — donate online today. For more ways to support Charlie Trotter Days, please contact Derrek Hull at dhull@thetrotterproject.org or Paula Houde at phoude@thetrotterproject.org.

Join the #CharlieTrotter Days conversation and celebration, follow @TrotterProject on Twitter, @TheTrotterProject on Instagram, and Facebook.

Proceeds from Charlie Trotter Days will benefit The Trotter Project’s scholars and its Pillars of Excellence Program, which opens doors through education, mentorship, and the pursuit of excellence in the global culinary and hospitality industries.