Charlie Trotter's is regarded as one of the finest restaurants in the world. For 22 years, the restaurant has dedicated itself to excellence in the culinary arts. Charlie Trotter's Restaurant is innovative and progressive in the world of food and wine and has been instrumental in establishing new standards for fine dining worldwide. The restaurant is recognized by a variety of prestigious national and international institutions. Among those include its being a member of Traditions et Qualité . This Mobil Five Star award winning restaurant has won 10 James Beard Foundation awards, including 'Outstanding Restaurant' (2000) and 'Outstanding Chef' (1999). Wine Spectator named the restaurant 'The Best Restaurant in the World for Wine & Food' (1998) and 'America's Best Restaurant' (2000). Wine Enthusiast named it ‘America’s Best Wine Driven Restaurant’ (2006) and it has been voted one of the ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ by Restaurant Magazine since 2004. Chef Trotter is the author of 14 cookbooks, three management books, and is the host of the nationally aired, award winning PBS cooking series, The Kitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter.