Preparing Chez Panisse starts early each day

BERKELEY, Calif. — Jennifer Sherman, general manager of Chez Panisse, gave the Teen Observer staff insight into the restaurant’s life, where the menus change daily in both the fixed-price restaurant and the more informal cafe, where diners can order a la carte. It’s early on a Monday morning, and at 1517 Shattuck Ave here, not from the…

Chez Panisse: more than just a restaurant

  This month marks the 44th anniversary of Chez Panisse. General Manager Jennifer Sherman recently gave a behind-the-scenes tour of the restaurant to the staff of the Teen Observer. When creating Chez Panisse in 1971, Alice Waters was inspired to have her customers feel as if they were going to a “dinner party” where “generosity and attention to…

Chez Panisse: French style brought to America

BERKELEY, Calif. — The American restaurant with a very French style of dining, Chez Panisse, founded by Alice Waters and friends, will celebrate its 44th year Aug. 28. Recently, the Teen Observer staff did a walk-through of the early-morning set up to see how the staff approaches an average day. The earth-tone cedar shingles, as well as the…