Green Festival Speakers

Jessica Prentice



Jessica Prentice is both a professional chef and a passionate home cook. In her cooking, Jessica brings together creativity and imagination with a deep respect for traditional cuisine and time-honored culinary practices. Through her work, she seeks to provide a model for how communities can feed themselves in a way that is both satisfying and health supportive on all levels: delicious, environmentally responsible and grounded in the wise nourishing traditions of our forebears. In her workshops, she seeks to both inspire people to cook, and help them develop the practical skills to feel successful in the kitchen. Jessica coined the term "locavore" and helps sponsor an annual Eat Local Challenge (www.locavores.com). She is one of the founding worker-owners of Three Stone Hearth, a community supported kitchen in West Berkeley (www.threestonehearth.com) and speaks nationally on building sustainable food systems.