Alice Waters

Chef, Author & Activist

Chez Panisse & the Edible Schoolyard Project

Alice Waters is a chef, author, food activist, and the founder of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley (est. 1971). She has been a champion of local sustainable agriculture for over four decades. In 1995, she founded the Edible Schoolyard Project, which advocates for a free regenerative organic school lunch for all children and a sustainable food curriculum in every public school. In 2015, she was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama, proving that eating is a political act. Alice is the author of sixteen books including her most recent We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto.