Profiles of FACS Success

By Meleri York

Alice Waters

Personal Information

Born: April 28, 1944 in Chatham, New Jersey (72 years old)

Family: Husband- Stephen Singer; Daughter- Fanny Singer

Lives: Berkeley, California


  • Went to college at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Studied abroad in Paris
  • Graduated with a degree in French cultural studies
  • Trained as a chef at the Montessori School in London
  • Went to France to learn French cooking technique


Alice Waters is an American chef, activist, and author. She owns a restaurant in Berkeley called Chez Panisse. Her restaurant is famous for its organic, locally grown ingredients and for pioneering California cuisine.