Amber Stott

Amber K. Stott, founder of the nonprofit California Food Literacy Center and Food Literacy Month, grows her own groceries in Sacramento, California. She blogs about living la vida locavore at Awake at the Whisk, and writes for Edible Sacramento magazine. She also develops recipes professionally.

With 12 years’ experience in nonprofit management, Amber founded the nonprofit California Food Literacy Center in July 2011 to educate children about food literacy, including how to cook, fruit and vegetable appreciation and identification, nutrition, where food comes from, and more. The results are successful: after class, 70% of children in the program ask their parents for foods like broccoli and celery, and over 90% say healthy food tastes good. The organization also writes food literacy curriculum and trains community members as food literacy teachers.

Amber is a steering committee member of the Sacramento Region Food System Collaborative and the Sacramento Hunger Coalition. She holds a Master’s degree in African Studies and Women’s Studies and speaks Danish and Zulu.

Recipes by Amber Stott