Lessons in Excellence from Charlie Trotter (Lessons from Charlie Trotter) (Hardcover)

Lessons in Excellence from Charlie Trotter (Lessons from Charlie Trotter) By Paul Clarke, Geoffrey Smart (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Paul Clarke, Geoffrey Smart (Introduction by)


An insider’s look into the award-winning restaurant of internationally acclaimed chef Charlie Trotter, with techniques and strategies to create top-tier service, food, and atmosphere.

Charlie Trotter's Chicago restaurant is not only one of the premier eating experiences in America, it serves also as the model of a thriving business whose cutting-edge approach to management is setting new standards for quality, efficiency, and profitability. In fact, people in just about any field can learn from Charlie's methods. For this breakthrough business guide, journalist Paul Clarke conducted in-depth interviews with Charlie and his associates, distilling invaluable lessons for entrepreneurs and hospitality professionals who are committed to creating highly respected and innovative businesses. Anyone who wants to improve their business will be sure to learn something new from this Midwestern dynamo.

About the Author

Paul Clarke is VP sales and marketing at Sandelman & Associates, a San Clemente, Calif.-based independent research company that provides the restaurant industry with consumer insights. For five years, Clarke was editor of Chef, a trade magazine read by chefs nationally. For the past 15 years, he has worked as a public relations and marketing executive, working with leading restaurant and food and beverage companies. Clarke is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, where he earned a BA in English literature and an MBA. He is a native of the Chicago area and resides in Barrington, Ill., with his wife and four children.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780898159080
ISBN-10: 0898159083
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 1999
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Lessons from Charlie Trotter