We were saddened to hear the news that foodservice industry legend Charlie Trotter has passed away. His passion for food and undeniable talent made him one of the greatest restaurateurs in the world. We were honored to present him with the 2008 IFMA Gold Plate Award, the highest honor in the industry. In addition to receiving the Gold Plate Award, he received the IFMA Silver Plate Award in 2008 in the Independent Restaurant Operator category.
Charlie Trotter with former IFMA President & CEO Mike Licata at the Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration in 2008.
The foodservice industry will not be the same without Trotter, yet we know his legacy will live on for decades to come.
- Larry Oberkfell, President & CEO, IFMA