- NAME: Alice Waters
- OCCUPATION: Educator, Environmental Activist, Chef, Journalist
- BIRTH DATE: April 28, 1944 (Age: 69)
- EDUCATION: University of California, Berkeley, International Montessori School (London)
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Chatham, New Jersey
- Full Name: Alice Louise Waters
- AKA: Alice Waters
- ZODIAC SIGN: Taurus
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Chef, restaurateur and activist Alice Waters owns Chez Panisse. Her efforts to promote locally grown sustainable foods include the Edible Schoolyard program.
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Based on a similar principle, Waters launched the Garden Project, which supplies the San Francisco County Jail with fresh produce and offers job opportunities to ex-convicts.
Waters's humanitarian efforts also include Slow Food International, a nonprofit organization that supports local food traditions.
In September 2013, Waters and her Chez Panisse chef, Jerome Wang, actively led a chefs' petition against California fracking,
with concern to its effect on agriculture. In an interview for NPR, Waters stated that 85 percent of cooking is about finding fresh, flavorful ingredients that are "grown in a place where they really thrive."
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