Slow Food NYC is the New York City chapter of Slow Food, a non-profit, member-supported organization founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life. We stand against the disappearance of local food traditions and people's dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. SFNYC supports the mission of Slow Food, working closely with Slow Food USA, the national association headquartered in Brooklyn.
Who We Are
Simply put, we are the members of Slow Food who live in and around New York City. We, the members of SFNYC, designate a Board of Directors of twelve members to represent us, and to run the chapter's events and affairs. SFNYC is entirely organized and run by unpaid volunteers, drawing talent, expertise, and ambition from our members and friends around the city.
What We Do
We support those who contribute to a good, clean, and fair food system, both for-profit and not-for-profit. We do this through several means:
* We plan educational and convivial events of eating, drinking, and socializing, where we learn to reclaim and evangelize the joys of the convivial table, and educate our taste. * We recognize and promote food producers, artisans, purveyors, chefs and restaurateurs who contribute meaningfully to the quality, authenticity, and sustainability of the food system that feeds New York City. * We support other like-minded organizations working towards a good, clean, and fair food system by promoting, volunteering and donating.