Culinary world mourns death of Charlie Trotter

Culinary world mourns death of Charlie Trotter

CHICAGO (AP) — Charlie Trotter had built a reputation so stellar that the culinary world still had high expectations for the famed chef after he closed his award-winning namesake Chicago restaurant last summer.

Trotter changed the way Americans viewed fine dining, and his restaurant put Chicago at the vanguard of the food world. Fellow celebrity chef Rick Bayless said it’s sad the world will never get to see what Trotter would do next.

Trotter, 54, died Tuesday at a Chicago hospital after paramedics found him unresponsive at his home.

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