Charlie Trotter's Chicago restaurant is not only one of the premiere 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.