Alice Waters

Alice Waters

Alice Waters, Chef and owner of Chez Panisse, activist, and author

"I think I was empowered by the counterculture movement, which said, 'You can do whatever you want.' It was in that spirit that my friends and I opened Chez Panisse. We didn’t have to be chefs. We read about French cooking and thought, Well, if we make a mistake, we’ll give people something else to eat. If you burned the corn soup, you called it grilled corn soup. It was collaborating with a group of friends, and we tried to make something that was greater than the sum of the parts."

HBR, Photograph via SF Gate

Adena Friedman

Adena Friedman

Angie Hicks

Angie Hicks