Chefs and Restaurateurs React to News of Charlie Trotter’s Death on Twitter

Trotter, last year, at one of his "farewell dinners."

The pioneering Chicago chef Charlie Trotter died this morning at the age of 54, and while local authorities are only beginning to piece together what happened in his final hours, Trotter's peers have already responded with an outpouring of respect and kind words. "Towering loss," Danny Meyer wrote, while Mario Batali was quick to call Trotter his "dear pal and comrade" while lamenting the news. Straight ahead, reactions from kitchens around the country.

Charlie Trotter Has Died