Monday, March 16, 2009

Charlie Trotter's Excellent Opportunity...

On March 10, 2009, thanks to tutor/mentors Mike Hayes and Mike Jozwik, several Cabrini Connections' students and staff had the opportunity to take part in the Charlie Trotter's Excellence program. For those who don't know Charlie Trotter's Restaurant is considered one of the best restaurants in the world by many (

As part of this opportunity the group were provided with a private tour of the world famous Charlie Trotter's restaurant here in Chicago, we had the opportunity to meet and greet many of the chefs and they all provided a brief presentation about what excellence means to then, and lets not forget about the food!!! Our group was provided an amazing 8-course meal!!! This meal ranged from Pickering Pass Oyster with a Celery & Guava as the starter dish to Milk Chocolate Semifreddo with Carrots & Star Anise is the final dish. And I think I speak for the group, all of the dished in the middle were great as well.

But this experience was much more than about the food. The group learned about etiquette, culinary arts, and EXCELLENCE. And what made this opportunity even more special and relevant to Cabrini Connections and the group that took part in this experience is that the theme of excellence was not just tied to Charlie Trotter's and culinary arts. The staff at Charlie Trotter's encouraged our students to be hard working, dedicated, committed, and to strive for excellence in whatever career path they decide to follow! GREAT ADVICE!!!

Cabrini Connections would also like to thank Charlie Trotter's and the entire staff for making our experience one to remember!!!

Please take a moment to look at the pictures of this trip located on the website ( in the photo section.

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