Dear Chef Lauren Bridges:
We are looking forward to hosting your
students for dinner on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 and Thursday, May
19, 2011. The evening will commence promptly at 4:30 PM
and you can expect to be with us for approximately two and a half
A total of 20 guests are invited to
join us. We prefer 17-18 students and 2-3 chaperons.
A few things to keep in mind prior to
Please speak with the students
about Charlie Trotter’s—you can view our website
(www.charlietrotters.com) for information, as well as contact me
directly for any questions you may have.
This program is not intended for
just those students interested in culinary arts: it is designed for
students inspired by and striving for excellence in their academic,
athletic, professional and personal lives. We do not have a
preference of which students join us; however, we do ask that they
be at least the junior and senior grade level.
The students will be treated the
same way all of our guests are treated, so we ask that proper attire
is worn. Jackets are requested of gentlemen and semi-formal attire
for the ladies joining us. Please refrain from wearing sneakers,
jeans, sweatshirts and T-shirts.
Upon their arrival, the students
will be given a tour of the restaurant and introduced to our entire
team of chefs and servers. Each student will be interviewed
thoroughly for dietary restrictions and food allergies before our
chefs begin cooking for them.
This is designed to be an
inter-active dinner, so we ask that each student have 2-3 questions
prepared for our team. The questions can be of any topic, and no
questions are considered “silly”.
We ask that feedback be given by
the Principal and/or chaperones after the evening. We are always
striving to be better, and we welcome any and all
comments/suggestions. Please call or email me directly when you are
ready. My contact information is listed below.
Bussed students should be dropped
off by 4:30pm and picked up by 7pm in front of the restaurant.
Buses may park at near by Lincoln Park HS. We do not recommend
taking separate cars as this is a residential neighborhood and
parking is difficult to find.
Thank you for your assistance in
organizing this dinner. We look forward to meeting you and your
816 W. Armitage
Chicago, IL 60614