Festival Co-Chairs

Meet Our 2019 Festival Co-Chairs

Corby Kummer

Corby Kummer is the winner of five James Beard Journalism awards. He is a senior editor at The Atlantic, writes a monthly food column for The New Republic, and is a restaurant critic for Boston Magazine and Atlanta Magazine. A splendid writer with unparalleled knowledge of all things food, Kummer is also the author of two books: The Joy of Coffee and The Pleasures of Slow Food.


Alice Waters

The New York Times has called Alice Waters “the spiritual mother of all that is organic and sustainable.” An iconic American chef, restaurateur, activist and author, Waters opened the doors to the fabled California restaurant Chez Panisse in 1971. In 1995, she established the Edible Schoolyard Project, with the belief that “we can transform children’s relationship with food if we give them a taste of what’s possible.”

Waters has cultivated a close relationship with Monticello. The recipient of the 2017 Thomas Jefferson Medal in Citizen Leadership, she has helped shape and guide our commitment to promoting agricultural stewardship.


Where to See the Co-Chairs in Action

FESTIVAL KEYNOTE CONVERSATION: ALICE WATERS WITH CORBY KUMMER
1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Monticello Shop Tent

FROM FARM TO FARM TABLE: WHAT’S “GROWING ON” AT MONTICELLO
Keith Nevison, Wilson Richey
Special guest: Alice Waters
Discussion leader: Corby Kummer
3 – 4 p.m.
Heritage Tent

BOOK SIGNINGS
1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Monticello Shop Tent

CORBY KUMMER
The Pleasures of Slow Food: Celebrating Authentic Traditions, Flavors, and Recipes

ALICE WATERS
Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook