10 Game Changing Female Chefs
Jacky Hayward | Chef's Blade
Waters is credited with writing 12 food-related books, largely about the California Cuisine movement she was instrumental in founding. In addition, she was the first female chef to win the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef in 1992 — Chez Panisse won Best Restaurant that year as well.
Bonus Fact: Waters was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority before she became the radical, food activist she is today.