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Awards & Accolades

Relais & Chateaux
Relais Gourmand, 1995-present 

Mobil Travel Guide
Five Stars (highest rating), 1996-present

Traditions & Qualité 
Les Grandes Tables Du Monde, 1998-present  

Wine Spectator
The Best Restaurant in the United States, 2000 
The Best Restaurant in the World for Wine and Food, 1998  
The Grand Award, 1993 – present 

Wine Enthusiast
America’s Best Wine-Driven Restaurants, 2006

International Food Manufacturers Association
Silver Plate Award Winner, 2008
Gold Plate Award Winner, 2008

The James Beard Foundation
Best Food Photography, Meat & Game, 2003
Outstanding Service, 2002
Outstanding Restaurant, 2000
Best National Television Cooking Show for "The Kitchen Sessions, with Charlie Trotter," 2000
Best Food Photography, Desserts, 1999
Outstanding Chef Award, 1999
Who's Who in Food & Beverage Award, 1996
Outstanding Wine Service, 1993
Best Chef, Midwest, 1992
Humanitarian of The Year 2012 
Nation's Restaurant News 
50 Power Players 2000 
Fine Dining Hall of Fame (elected by peers), 1991  

Chicago Tribune
Four Stars (highest rating)

Crain's Chicago Business 
Four Forks (highest rating)
Restaurant Magazine
‘The World’s 50 Best Restaurants’, 2004-present

Frederick Wildman & Sons 
Moreau Award for Excellence in the Culinary Arts 

Restaurants and Institutions
Fine Dining Ivy Award (elected by peers), 1990

Golf Connoisseur Magazine 
The #1 Best Place to Eat in America Now, 2006

Court of Master Sommeliers
Frederick L. Dame Award

International Association of Culinary Professional 
Humanitarian of the Year, 2004 

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation
Most Sustainable Chef, 2007

President Bush & Colin Powell 
One of five ‘heroes’ to be honored by Americas Promise

The White Guide, Sweden
World Green Gastronomy Award 2008

About Charlie Trotter

Charlie Trotter's
816 West Armitage
Chicago, Illinois 60614