Can’t make it to Europe this year? We’re bringing Spain to Chicago! Join us, and…

Can’t make it to Europe this year? We’re bringing Spain to Chicago! Join us, and unparalleled Two Michelin-starred Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz for our Excellence Gala on October 27th, and let our state-of-the-art atmosphere decor whisk you away to the coastal paradise of San Sebastian in the Basque region of Spain – home to no.9 on #SanPellegrino’s #Worlds50best restaurants list: Mugaritz! Presented by United Airlines, proceeds go to provide education & scholarship opportunities to deserving young culinary & hospitality minds.…

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We’re making history with iconic chef Andoni Luis Aduriz! One of the most influe…

We’re making history with iconic chef Andoni Luis Aduriz! One of the most influential culinary minds on the planet is making his way from Spain to Chicago, and we couldn’t be more honored to welcome him for our Excellence Gala, presented by United. Join us October 27th, as we experience the legend behind a top ranker on #SanPellegrino’s #Worlds50best restaurants list. Proceeds go to provide education & opportunities for deserving young culinary & hospitality minds. Special thanks to Mugaritz for…

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Reason #9 to be ecstatic about our rapidly approaching Second Annual Excellence…

Reason #9 to be ecstatic about our rapidly approaching Second Annual Excellence Gala (aside from the fact that our legendary guest Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz’s restaurant Mugaritz is #9 on #SanPellegrino’s The World’s 50 Best Restaurants!) – We’re proud to announce our spirit sponsor for the evening is Austin, Texas’s Treaty Oak Distilling — as innovative as they are delicious — featuring their best, original cocktails. Proceeds from the event go to provide education, training & scholarship opportunities to deserving…

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Today is a very special day, because today we remember the man who started it al…

Today is a very special day, because today we remember the man who started it all. The man whose vision and drive motivates us, and whose creativity and expertise inspires us. The man who devoted his life not only to his own craft, but to extending a hand to help other dedicated souls pursue theirs. To a loving son, father, brother, uncle & friend — Happy Birthday, Chef Charlie Trotter. Source

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Our Second Annual Excellence Gala is a little over a month away. As we gear up t…

Our Second Annual Excellence Gala is a little over a month away. As we gear up to join forces with one of the most influential chefs of our time, we couldn’t help but offer a small taste of some of the brilliance that sprouts from the unparalleled mind of Chef Andoni. Simply put- this is going to be one of those once-in-a-lifetime events people will be talking about for years to come. Secure your tickets and join us on October…

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Tickets are ON SALE for our 2nd Annual Excellence Gala and we can’t hold back ou…

Tickets are ON SALE for our 2nd Annual Excellence Gala and we can’t hold back our excitement that we’ll have Top Chef contestant Cooking Channel host & Michelin Starred Executive Chef Richie Farina in the building as our featured guest chef! All the pieces are in place for a once-in-a-lifetime evening you simply can’t miss – See you there! http://www.thetrotterproject.org/excellence-gala-2018/ Source

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We got a chance to catch up (and try our best to keep up) with 2017 Pillars of E…

We got a chance to catch up (and try our best to keep up) with 2017 Pillars of Excellence Scholar Jefferson during his internship at Tied House! Jefferson, we can’t express how excited we are to see you learn and grow under the tutelage of James Beard Award-winning Chef Debbie Gold. Keep up the amazing work! (Special thanks to bensound.com for the music in this video) Source

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This back to school season, 2018 Pillars of Excellence Scholars Bran’De and Alex…

This back to school season, 2018 Pillars of Excellence Scholars Bran’De and Alexis are ready to take on new challenges and pursue their passions, armed with the unwavering support and guidance of our Program Coordinator LaKeisha Dunn. We’ve got your back! Special thanks to bensound.com for the music in this video; and to Vessel Bags for the awesome backpacks! Source

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It’s back to school time for The Trotter Project! We couldn’t be more proud of o…

It’s back to school time for The Trotter Project! We couldn’t be more proud of our deserving young scholars. Bravely embarking on a new chapter in their lives, chasing their passions & learning new skills, while also setting a standout example for other students to follow. We got a chance to sit down with 2018 Pillars of Excellence Scholars Veronica & Esmeralda, along with our very own Program Coordinator LaKeisha Dunn, to talk a little bit about what this next…

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