A Toast To Charlie Trotter
Hosted by Emeril Lagasse

a toast to charlie trotter

hosted by emeril lagasse

presented by




Emeril Lagasse will preview his new cookbook, Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen dedicated to his dear friend, Charlie Trotter, at a special intimate lunch in Chicago with honorary Co-Chair Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The event will include a 4-course lunch featuring recipes from the new book, and Emeril will entertain guests with stories of Charlie and how the two grew up together

in the culinary world. The lunch will take place during the eighth annual

Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet weekend festival in Millennium Park.


The event proceeds will go to Charlie Trotter’s Culinary Education Foundation, which currently works to raise funds for scholarships to ensure generations can pursue their culinary tradition. 

Event Details: 

Date: Friday, September 25, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Crystal Ballroom

                      151 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

Ticket Information:

General Admission: Chef Emeril Toasts Charlie Trotter 

$175 per person

This ticket includes a four course lunch with wine pairings.   


VIP Access: Chef Emeril Toasts Charlie Trotter

American Express By Invitation Only® for Platinum Card® Members*

$250 per person

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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 www.charlietrottersculinaryeducationfoundation.org




Terms and Conditions

Must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.


*Transportation and accommodation costs are additional unless otherwise stated. The price indicated covers event costs only. Tax and gratuity extra. All sales are final and non-refundable, and resale is prohibited. Payment must be made using an eligible American Express® Card. Details and prices are subject to change. Packages are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Availability is limited. Must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.

Millennium Park   |   Sept 26 - 30