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Holli Thompson is a Certified Health and Nutrition Coach. She has trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City , accredited by SUNY Purchase College, and is also certified by Cornell University. Holli is a Raw Food Chef, has attended the Natural Gourmet Cooking School and is skilled in the art of healthy gourmet cooking.

When she’s not working with clients and traveling to New York for her wellness events, Holli enjoys life on her Virginia farm and vineyard with her husband of over fifteen years and her son, age 9.

An Evening With Alice Waters At The National Portrait Gallery

Alice Waters, the famed chef and food activist from Berkeley, California will be visiting DC  as part of an event honoring her and her new portrait being installed at the National Portrait Gallery.  The event is scheduled for Friday evening, January 20.

Photo by Dave Woody. Credit: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Waters is an icon in the organic foods arena, one of the leaders in the Slow Food Movement in America, and owner at Chez Panisse, her restaurant in Berkeley, CA.  She is also founder of the Edible Schoolyard, as well as the School Lunch Initiative, organizations dedicated to improving food in our nations schools.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a conversation between Waters and José Andrés, chef and owner of ThinkFoodGroup, a group of restaurants featuring unique and creative dining concepts in Washington, DC.

At 7 p.m., a reception will feature light fare from chefs and restaurants of Washington, D.C. that serve locally grown organic food. Restaurants being highlighted are José Andrés, Chef, Owner, ThinkFoodGroup, Cathal Armstrong, Chef, Restaurant Eve, Adam Bernbach, Mixologist, Proof and Estadio, Mike Isabella, Chef and Owner, Graffiato, Todd Gray, Chef and Founder, Equinox Restaurant, Haidar Karoum, Chef, Proof, Nora Pouillon, Chef and Owner, Restaurant Nora, Adam Smith, representing owners Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, Artisan and Farmstead Cheeses, Cowgirl Creamery, and Susan Gage, Founder, Susan Gage Caterers.

The portrait of Waters is a photographic portrait created by Dave Woody, and shows Waters standing beneath a mulberry tree at the Edible Schoolyard.

WHEN: Friday, January 20 at 6 p.m. Reception at 7 p.m.

8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Ph. 202-633-8300

TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $100 for the reception and $200 for the reception and conversation. Tickets can be purchased online at npg.si.edu.

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