Charlie Trotter

Chef and Restaurateur
Born Sep 8, 1959

Charlie Trotter is a chef and restaurateur.

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1959 Birth Born on September 8, 1959.


1982 22 Years Old A graduate of New Trier High School, Trotter started cooking professionally in 1982 after earning a degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. … Read More


1997 37 Years Old Charlie Trotter made a cameo appearance in the 1997 film My Best Friend's Wedding, screaming at an assistant "I will kill your whole family if you don't get this right! … Read More
1999 39 Years Old Charlie Trotter was the host of the 1999 PBS cooking show The Kitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter in which he details his recipes and cooking techniques. … Read More


2002 42 Years Old Trotter also is unusual among celebrity chefs for his outspokenness in matters of ethics, most famously when he took foie gras off the menu in 2002 for ethical reasons.


2010 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2010, Trotter married longtime girlfriend Rochelle Smith. who is now also his publicist; his first marriage, which ended in divorce, produced a son, Dylan.
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