In a statement released Tuesday night, Rochelle Trotter said: “We are incredibly shocked and deeply saddened by the unexpected loss of Charlie at our home in Lincoln Park. He was much loved, and words can not describe how much he will be missed.

In a statement released Tuesday night, Rochelle Trotter said: “We are incredibly shocked and deeply saddened by the unexpected loss of Charlie at our home in Lincoln Park. He was much loved, and words can not describe how much he will be missed.

Before there was “Top Chef,” “MasterChef” or “Iron Chef,” before chefs were multimedia celebrities who could monetize their volcanic personalities, before “farm-to-table” and “American cuisine” were routinely applied to high-end restaurants, there was

Famed Chicago Chef Charlie Trotter has died, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Officials say Trotter was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition Tuesday morning. Chicago Tribune photo The 

Charlie Trotter, the Chicago chef and philanthropist who helped usher American diners into an era of tasting menus and mandatory service charges, has died. He was 54. He died yesterday in Chicago, Frank Shuftan, a spokesman for the Cook County 


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