Chef Charlie Trotter | Talking Management

“The only problem with instant gratification is that it takes too long,” is a mantra of Chicago chef Charlie Trotter. Mr. Trotter is CEO and chef of the eponymous Lincoln Park restaurant he founded while still in his 20s and which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. While Mr. Trotter and his cuisine have won numerous awards and achieved an international reputation, he is more likely to compare himself to Miles Davis than Julia Child.