Alice Waters

Alice Waters

Keynote Speaker: Executive Chef, Founder & Owner of Chez Panisse; Sustainable Agriculture Advocate

Alice Waters Biography

Alice Waters is a chef, author, food activist, and the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California, which first opened its doors in 1971. She 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 organic school lunch for all children and a sustainable food curriculum in every public school. She has been Vice President of Slow Food International since 2002. She conceived and helped create the Yale Sustainable Food Project in 2003, and the Rome Sustainable Food Project at the American Academy in Rome in 2007. Her honors include election as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007; the Harvard Medical School’s Global Environmental Citizen Award, which she shared with Kofi Annan in 2008; induction into the French Legion of Honor in 2010; and induction into the National Woman’s hall of Fame in 2017. In 2015 she was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama, proving that eating is a political act, and that the table is a powerful means to social justice and positive change. Alice was most recently awarded the honor of “Cavaliere dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana” in 2019. Alice is the author of fifteen books, including New York Times bestsellers The Art of Simple Food I & II, The Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea, and, a memoir, Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook.

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Alice Waters Videos

Alice Waters Talks Chez Panisse, Starting a Victory Garden, and ...
Alice Waters Talks Chez Panisse, Starting a Victory Garden, and ...
Alice Waters On The Salad That Made Her The First Woman To Win ...
Alice Waters On The Salad That Made Her The First Woman To Win ...
Keynote Speech by Alice Waters
Keynote Speech by Alice Waters

How to book Alice Waters?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Alice Waters for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Alice Waters, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Alice Waters or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Alice Waters?

Booking fees for Alice Waters, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Alice Waters, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Alice Waters?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Alice Waters for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Alice Waters for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Alice Waters or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Alice Waters or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Alice Waters is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Celebrity Chef, Social Issues and Authors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Alice Waters for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Alice Waters generally travels from Berkeley, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tom Colicchio, Art Smith and Cat Cora. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alice Waters for an upcoming event.

Alice Waters Videos

Alice Waters Talks Chez Panisse, Starting a Victory Garden, and ...
Alice Waters Talks Chez Panisse, Starting a Victory Garden, and ...
Alice Waters On The Salad That Made Her The First Woman To Win ...
Alice Waters On The Salad That Made Her The First Woman To Win ...
Keynote Speech by Alice Waters
Keynote Speech by Alice Waters

Alice Waters Speaking Topics

  • Edible Education

    A speech for parents, educators, and community leaders interested in introducing the edible schoolyard curriculum into the classroom, Alice discusses the importance of edible education in empowering students with the knowledge and values to make food choices that are healthy for them, their communities, and the environment.

  • The Power of Gathering: 40 Years of Chez Panisse

    Since opening its doors in 1971, Chez Panisse has been considered a pioneer of the farm to table movement. Inspiring American cuisine for over four decades, Chez Panisse maintains its same dedication to sourcing only the best local, seasonal ingredients in determining its menus. In this speech, Alice reflects upon her inspiration in starting the restaurant – a desire to recreate the food and culture she experienced while studying in France – and shares her personal stories about the beginnings of what would become one of America’s most notable restaurants.

  • Slow Food Values in a Fast Food World

    How the values of our Fast Food World - efficiency, availability, and cheapness – have influenced our society. Are Slow Food values the antidote to our current culture of convenience? In this speech, Alice discusses the principles of Slow Food – sustainability, seasonality, and community – in creating a “delicious revolution.

How to book Alice Waters?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Alice Waters for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Alice Waters, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Alice Waters or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Alice Waters?

Booking fees for Alice Waters, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Alice Waters, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Alice Waters?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Alice Waters for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Alice Waters for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Alice Waters or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Alice Waters or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Alice Waters is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Celebrity Chef, Social Issues and Authors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Alice Waters for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Alice Waters generally travels from Berkeley, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tom Colicchio, Art Smith and Cat Cora. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alice Waters for an upcoming event.

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