Alice Waters is a chef, restaurateur, activist and author. She is the owner of Berkeley’s Chez Panisse restaurant (est. 1971), which is famous for its organic, locally grown ingredients. Additionally, Waters has written several books on food and cooking, including 40 Years of Chez Panisse.In 1996 she founded the Chez Panisse Foundation and created Berkeley’s Edible Schoolyard program. Waters also serves as a public policy advocate on the national level for school lunch reform and universal access to healthy, organic foods. The impact of her work is typified by Michelle Obama's White House organic vegetable garden.