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Berkeley College Master's Tea: Alice Waters

  • Berkeley College Master's House 125 High Street New Haven, CT, 06511 United States (map)

Alice Waters, chef, author, food activist, and the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California, returns to campus Feb. 2 and 3 as the Benjamin and Barbara Zucker Fellow for Spring 2016.

Waters 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 school lunch for all children and a sustainable food curriculum in every public school.

A conversation between Waters and then-President Richard Levin in 2001 sparked the idea for the Yale Sustainable Food Project, a university undertaking encompassing a sustainable dining program, a college farm, university composting, and increased education around food and agriculture. 

President Barack Obama awarded Waters the National Humanities Medal in 2015, validating Waters’ belief that eating is a political act and that the table is a powerful means to social justice and positive change.

Waters will give a talk at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the Yale Art Gallery (1111 Chapel St.) titled "Slow Food Values in a Fast Food Culture." On Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. she will be the guest at a Berkeley College master's tea (125 High St.). Both events are free and open to the public.

Earlier Event: February 3
Artist Talk: Harry Dodge