The Trotter Project's Second Annual Excellence Gala with Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz
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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Revel Fulton Market
1215 W Fulton St
Chicago, IL 60642

We are delighted to announce the special guest for our Second Annual Excellence Gala is two Michelin-starred and San Pellegrino's World's 50 Best Restaurants chef Andoni Luis Aduriz of Mugaritz restaurant in Spain.

Join us at Revel Fulton Market in Chicago for an unforgettable evening of food, wine, and palpable positivity as we continue our mission of education, mentorship, and culinary and hospitality training and opportunities for the youth in our Pillars Of Excellence Program. See you there! Salud!

Proceeds from the Excellence Gala will support our mission of providing opportunities and guidance to underserved children and young adults interested in the culinary and hospitality arts. 

About The Evening

Cocktail Attire

Saturday October 27, 2018

·      TICKETS 5:30 PM Reception and Dinner - $500

Enjoy the event reception starting at 5:30 PM with the headlining and local chefs and many sommeliers.

Buy your Tickets Online

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A 3.5% credit card processing fee will be automatically added to your total.

Purchasing a table (for 10 people)? Table prices are $5,000. Contact Paula Houde at 

If you prefer to avoid processing fees, please mail a check along with the following information:

1) The number of tickets you are requesting

2) The names, email addresses and mailing addresses associated with each ticket. The check and information can be mailed to: The Trotter Project, 902 S. Randall Rd. Suite C #334, Saint Charles, IL 60174

Interested in sponsorship opportunities?
Please contact Derrek Hull at

If you are unable to attend the gala and would like to make a donation to The Trotter Project's Pillars of Excellence Mentor Program and help fund a scholar, donate today

About The Trotter Project

Chef Charlie Trotter’s spirit of mentorship and giving back to the community lives on through The Trotter Project—a nonprofit organization established based on the super-chef ’s guiding principles of excellence. The Trotter Project opens doors for the next generation of talent through education, mentorship, and the pursuit of excellence in the global culinary and hospitality industries. Learn more at