Alice Waters: Chef, Author, and Social Entrepreneur
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Hosted by Scripps College
INAUGURAL ROXANNE WILSON
invites you to an evening with
Chef, Author, and Social Entrepreneur
Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 8:00 p.m.
(doors open at 7:30 p.m.)
Scripps College Performing Arts Center
Alice Waters, chef, author, social entrepreneur, and proprietor of Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California, is a pioneer of a culinary philosophy based on using only the freshest organic products, served only in season. In 1996, Waters' commitment to education led to the creation of The Edible Schoolyard, a one-acre garden with an adjacent kitchen classroom at Berkeley's Martin Luther King, Jr., Middle School. The Edible Schoolyard is a model public education program that actively involves up to 1,000 students in all aspects of the food cycle, thereby helping them gain the knowledge and values they need to build a humane and sustainable future.
Waters is vice president of Slow Food International, a nonprofit that promotes and celebrates local artisanal food traditions and has 100,000 members in more than 130 countries. Among her many honors and awards are:
Honorary Doctor of Humanities, Princeton University, 2009
Co-recipient with Kofi Anan, Global Environmental Citizen Award, 2008
Lifetime Achievement Award, Restaurant magazine's World's 50 Best Restaurants, 2007
Best Restuarant in America, Gourmet magazine, 2001
THE EVENT IS GENEROUSLY FUNDED BY:
The Roxanne Wilson Fund for Women's Leadership
and the Katharine Howard Miller Endowed Speakers Program.