Edible Education 101 at UC Berkeley
Follow along as food system leaders visit the Haas School of Business to present their visions, research, and experiences.



T he Edible Education 101 course was created in conjunction with the 40th-anniversary celebration of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California. Alice Waters, founder of Chez Panisse and the Edible Schoolyard Project, launched the course in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley.

Edible Education 101 is a hybrid public lecture series and for-credit class. It has been offered to undergraduate students and members of the public for seven semesters since 2011.

Spring 2019 Course: Take Action

The 2019 offering of Edible Education 101 will focus on how we can each become knowledgeable and empowered to Take Action in transforming the food system to become healthy, sustainable and just.

Download the course syllabus for a full schedule of speakers 

About the Course Organizers

WILLIAM ROSENZWEIG is a Fellow at the Institute for Business and Social Impact. In 1990, Will served as founding CEO of The Republic of Tea and has had a prolific career cultivating early-stage companies focused on health and sustainability. He is the recipient of the 2010 Oslo Business for Peace Award and was named one of seven people shaping the future of food by Bon Appetit magazine.


ALICE WATERS is a 1967 graduate of UC Berkeley and the founder of Chez Panisse and The Edible Schoolyard Project. She is respected as one of the most influential people in the world of food in the past 50 years and is a recipient of many honors including the 2014 National Humanities Medal, presented by President Obama. 


Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Will Rosenzweig
Food Systems Entrepreneurship


Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Fabrizia Lanza & Carolyn Federman
Learning and Knowing Food Systems


Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Naomi Starkman with Soleil Ho, Stephen Satterfield, and Luz Calvo
Representation Matters in Food Media,


Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Alice Waters & Bob Cannard
The Chef-Farmer Partnership


Monday, March 11, 2019
Samin Nosrat & Shakirah Simley
Reimagine: Taking Action on Diversity and Inclusion in the Food Industry
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Dr. Julie Guthman
Grow: Pathogens, Chemicals, and the Fragile Future of the Strawberry Industry
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Mark Schapiro & Charlotte Douglas
Faith in a Seed: Seeds of Resistance and Deliciousness
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Dr. Urvashi Rangan
Illuminate: The Power of Transparency