Alice Waters is going to be doing a lot of cooking when First Lady Michelle Obama comes to the East Bay next week.
So far, Waters has signed up to do two breakfasts on June 14 to help Obama raise funds for the president’s reelection campaign. When supporters gather early in the morning at the Golden State Warriors’ practice arena in Oakland and then at 8:45 am at the Claremont Hotel, they will get “A Locally Produced Breakfast by Alice Waters and Friends,” according to the email invitations that were sent on Monday.
Not that it will be a small gathering. Both facilities are large.
Tickets to see the First Lady range from $1,000 for general seating at the Claremont to $5,000 for the photo reception to $25,000 to be a “co-host.”
Waters is a big supporter of Obama’s efforts to get kids to eat well and to move.
“Her [Obama’s] dedication to children’s healthy eating has been an inspiration to all of us here at Chez Panisse, and we are enthusiastic supporters of her ‘Let’s Move’ campaign,” Waters wrote in the invitation for the event at the Warriors’ facility, according to The Bay Citizen. “The menu will be a celebration of these ideals, featuring organic ingredients from local farmers and purveyors around the Bay Area — including garlic toast from Acme Bread‘s very first Edible Schoolyard loaf!”
Details about Obama’s visit have been scarce, but the Chronicle reported recently that she will also attend a luncheon in San Francisco.
That’s a lot of eating.