One of the finest restaurants in the world, Charlie Trotter's has helped establish new standards for fine dining. It has been recognized by national and international institutions, and has won 10 James Beard Foundation awards, including 'Outstanding Restaurant' and 'Outstanding Chef'. Author of 14 cookbooks, Trotter hosts the award- winning cooking series, The Kitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter. He also operates Trotter's To Go, a gourmet shop, and produces a line of private-label organic products. Recognized as Humanitarian of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Trotter’s foundation raises money to support people seeking careers in the culinary arts.