Slow Food Columbus is the Columbus, Ohio convivium of Slow Food USA, which itself is the American branch of Slow Food International.

In the words of the parent organization, which began in Italy, Slow Food:

was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, 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.

Our Mission

Slow Food Columbus seeks to create dramatic and lasting change toward a more sustainable food system by establishing and strengthening the foundations of pleasurable eating. Those foundations include developing an appreciation for food quality to balance our appreciation for price, defending biodiversity in our food supply, and enhancing our ability to savor one another’s company as we savor our food. We seek to strengthen these values in ourselves and in generations to come, as well as to represent them well to the political and market forces that govern the food system.

Join Us

There are two ways to get involved with your local chapter.

  • Check out our list of ongoing projects to see whether you’d like to assist with any of them. If you would, follow the instructions in the relevant post.
  • Start a new project yourself! If you’d like to propose a new event, determine which committee is best suited for the event, and either contact the committee chair or submit an event proposal directly to the Board.