Event Details

Alice Waters: Chef, Author, and Social Entrepreneur

Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Hosted by Scripps College


Scripps College
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.)

Garrison Theater
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 Roxanne Wilson Fund for Women's Leadership
and the Katharine Howard Miller Endowed Speakers Program.

This event is free and open to the public.


Contact: (909) 607-9372
Location: Garrison Theater, NE corner of 10th and Dartmouth Ave
Location URL: http://www.scrippscollege.edu/about/campus-guide/garrison-theater.php