Food for Thought


This academic year, 2017-2018, William Paterson University will present a year of lectures, workshops, theater, music, film, art exhibitions, and panels around the topic of food. Entitled Food for Thought: A Unique Series of Events Exploring the Culture, Politics & Sciencof Food, and including international lunches and dinners and edible foraging hikes, will bring together William Paterson students, faculty, staff and food enthusiasts from our community to explore the many aspects of food in our society. 

Most events are open to the public. Please continue to check our website for information on Food for Thought Spring 2018 events. Spring events will include a musical performance by Jen Chapin, who will also talk about the work she has carried on for the non-profit Why Hunger, founded by her father, the late Harry Chapin; a panel on food-writing featuring, among others, Jordana Rothman, restaurant editor of Food and Wine Magazine; a Business of Food panel featuring executives from NJ-based food businesses; and a Distinguished Lecturer series talk by Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA, who is acknowledged as the founder of the farm-to-table movement in the United States.