Stephanie Alexander AO | University College

Stephanie Alexander AO

Stephanie was a student at UC from 1958 to 1960.

Stephanie AlexanderStephanie Alexander AO, is a highly regarded Australian cook, restaurateur and food writer. Stephanie is also the founder of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which takes a revolutionary approach to food education, focusing on pleasure, flavour and fun.

Stephanie has a vision that every Australian child should have a pleasurable introduction to all aspects of food during their primary school years. The program she has developed integrates with the general curriculum.

The foundation now works in over 570 schools Australia-wide with around 60,000 children enthusiastically getting their hands dirty and learning to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal food. The College proudly opened the University College Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden in 2010, which continues to be a lively and enjoyable aspect of University College.

In 2014, Stephanie was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to education through the design and establishment of school based learning programs promoting improved food and eating choices for children, and as an author.