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Inaugural Excellence Gala

  • Kendall College 900 N. North North Branch Street Chicago, IL, 60642 United States (map)

Join The Trotter Project for our inaugural Excellence Gala in support of our Pillars of Excellence Mentor Program. Chef Charlie Trotter's early mentors and very dear friends Chefs Carrie Nahabedian and Norman Van Aken will join all six Charlie Trotter chefs de cuisine, Master Sommelier Larry Stone, and honorary co-chairs Dona-Lee Trotter and Gordon Sinclair, plus many other Trotter alumni, family, friends, and supporters for an unforgettable evening of food, wine, jazz, auctions, and scholarships. The event will begin with a VIP cocktail hour, followed by a multi-course dinner, silent & live auction, and presentation of our first Pillars of Excellence Mentor Scholarships. 

All proceeds from the gala will support our mission of providing opportunities and guidance to underserved children and young adults interested in the culinary and hospitality arts. 

VIP Reception and Dinner tickets on sale now (general tickets available September 1st)