Breakfast at Cafe Fanny

Alice Waters

A board member of the San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, Alice is a national advocate for farmers markets and for bringing organic, local food to the general public. She is also the Vice President of Slow Food International, a non-profit organization that promotes and celebrates local, artisanal food traditions threatened by fast food and a faster pace of life in forty-four countries around the world.

In 1996, she founded the Chez Panisse Foundation, which was named after her other establishment, Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, CA.  The foundation is committed to transforming public education and supports projects that integrate gardening, cooking, and the sharing of a daily school lunch into the core academic curriculum that teaches respect for others, for ourselves, and for the planet.