1980s handmade American Craftsman-style copper table Kerosene lamp with wood base. This lamp is featutred outdoors at Chez Panisse! Alice Waters, chef, author, and the proprietor of Chez Panisse, is an American pioneer of a culinary philosophy that maintains that cooking should be based on the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients that are produced sustainably and locally. For four decades, Chez Panisse has helped create a community of scores of local farmers and ranchers whose dedication to sustainable agriculture assures the restaurant a steady supply of fresh and pure ingredients. In 1996, Waters' commitment to education led to the creation of The Edible Schoolyard Project, which gives kids the knowledge and nourishment they need to make healthy life choices for themselves, their communities, and the environment. Proceeds from this sale benefit that mission.