Jeremiah Tower

North American chef who, along with Alice Waters, pushed the movement that shook the foundations of Californian cuisine in the 70’s. His work helped to establish a sustainable, responsible and fair approach to gastronomy, focused on local and seasonal products. He began his culinary career in 1972-1978 as co-owner and executive chef of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. He opened Stars in Seattle and Manila, as well as the famous Peak Café in Hong Kong. Tower sold the Stars group in 1998. Jeremiah has written several cookbooks, including as co-author with Richard Olney of the Time Life Books’ thirty volumes of The Good Cook. In 1986, he published the very successful and James Beard Foundation winner Jeremiah Tower’s New American Classics (Harper & Row). California Dish, a book on the history of the American dining revolution that started in California, was released by Simon & Schuster in 2004 and was awarded one of “ten best culinary memoirs” in 2013. He was awarded James Beard Foundation’s prize for “Outstanding Chef in America” in 1996. Recent activities include the 2017 release of the full-length documentary about Tower called The Last Magnificent produced by Anthony Bourdain for CNN. Publications include two books, Table Manners: How to Behave in the Modern World and Why Bother (2016) and Start the Fire (2017), a history of the American food revolution