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A Toast To Charlie Trotter
Hosted by Emeril Lagasse

a toast to charlie trotter

hosted by emeril lagasse

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Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse honored his longtime friend Charlie Trotter at an exclusive, four-course luncheon that previewed his new cookbook dedicated to the legendary chef called Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen. Event ticket sales benefitted the Charlie Trotter’s Culinary Education Foundation (CTCEF), which raises funds for scholarships to ensure that future generations can pursue their culinary ambitions.




















Established by Chef Charlie Trotter in 1999, the goals of the Foundation are to educate and expose youth to the great culinary arts in as many ways as possible. The Foundation’s primary purpose is the award need based scholarships to students who are seeking careers in the culinary arts. Additionally, the Foundation endeavors to encourage an enthusiastic pursuit of excellence in youth by exposing them to Chef Trotter’s operating philosophy through various cultural and educational programs. For more information please visit




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