Love, Charlie

The rise and fall of chef Charlie Trotter, who revolutionized American cuisine and paved the way for today’s celebrity chefs. His eponymous Chicago restaurant was one of the world’s top dining destinations. With exclusive access to never-before-seen material, the film reveals Trotter’s relentless pursuit of excellence. Featuring Grant Achatz, Emeril Lagasse, and Wolfgang Puck.

“Fascinating! One of the best documentaries of the year.”

Chicago Sun-Times

“A complicated chef with an enduring legacy.”

Time Out

awards & festivals

Chicago International Film Festival - Best of Fest - 2021

Seattle International Film Festival - 2022

Florida Film Festival - 2022

San Diego International Film Festival - Audience Choice Award - 2022