Stephanie Alexander receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Melbourne University

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Our Founder Stephanie Alexander was recently honoured with a University of Melbourne 2018 Arts Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The Arts Alumni Lifetime Achievement Awards recognise former Melbourne University students who have made an outstanding, long-term, internationally recognised contribution to their field of endeavour.  Stephanie completed a Bachelor of Arts at Melbourne University in 1966.

The award presented to Stephanie acknowledges her outstanding contribution and leadership in the field of dietary health, food security and education. 

Stephanie’s long history of food education in Australia ranges from planting the first seeds of teaching children to grow, cook, harvest and share at Collingwood College in 2001 through to her work establishing the Kitchen Garden Foundation and developing a full-fledged Kitchen Garden Program for primary schools.

A food educator, Stephanie has written numerous articles on food matter and authored 15 influential books, including the classic The Cook’s Companion.

Previous recipients of the Arts Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award include Alex Miller, Professor Peter Singer, Professor Gary Foley and Sir James Gobbo.

Stephanie said she was honoured to receive the award, and to be in such good company.

“It was an unexpected but delightful honour to have my work recognised by the Melbourne University Arts Faculty,” Stephanie said.

The Kitchen Garden Foundation team congratulates Stephanie on the much-deserved award.

For more information on the awards, go to the Melbourne University website.

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