Alice Waters, Internationally Recognized Pioneer of the Farm-to-Table Movement, to Speak on March 2 as Part of Distinguished Lecturer Series

Alice Waters

Alice Waters, American chef and farm-to-table movement activist, will speak at William Paterson University on Friday, March 2, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., as part of the University’s Distinguished Lecturer Series and the new Food for Thought series.

Waters will discuss the importance of the farm-to-table movement that advocates for organic, sustainable and locally sourced food for everyone.

A Chatham, New Jersey, native, Waters has won numerous awards throughout her career—“Best Chef in America” listed her as one of the “Ten Best Chefs in the World,” and her cookbook was named as one of the “50 Best Cookbooks of All Time.” She was also inducted into the New Jersey and California Halls of Fame.

Waters earned a degree in French cultural studies, where she had the opportunity to travel abroad in France. This experience of traveling and studying abroad is the inspiration behind her cooking style and twist on French cuisine.

Restaurant Chez Panisse is ranked among the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants,” and Waters’ commitment to finding the highest-quality ingredients has created a network of farmers and purveyors dedicated to viable agriculture. 

Tickets for the lecture are $28 for general admission. To purchase tickets, contact the Shea Center Box Office at 973.720.2371 or visit