Widow of famed chef working to carry on his legacy through education

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It’s been two and a half years since the death of famed Chicago chef, Charlie Trotter.

When he died suddenly of a stroke, his foundation nearly came to an end.

But Trotter’s wife Rochelle stepped in to save it and carry on his legacy.

Her foundation awards  scholarships to students who can’t afford a college education.

Rochelle shares how she’s moved on from her heartbreak and how she’s helping others, in his name.

She’s one of Chicago’s Very Own.


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Charlie Trotter Culinary Education Foundation:



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