About


Cape Town convivium leader, Stephen Flesch

Slow Food Cape Town is a local chapter (convivium) of the international Slow Food movement. Slow Food is a global grassroots organization that envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. Slow Food involves over a million activists, chefs, experts, youth, farmers, fishers and academics in over 160 countries. Among them, a network of around 100,000 Slow Food members are linked to 1,500 local chapters worldwide, contributing through their membership fee, as well as the events and campaigns they organize. As part of the network, more than 2,400 Terra Madre food communities practice small-scale and sustainable production of quality food around the world.

Slow Food celebrates, protects and promotes foods that are  good, clean and fair.

Good food is delicious, natural and part of a cultural heritage. Clean food is grown sustainably, in an environmentally responsible manner. Fair food is produced by farmers and artisans who have food sovereignty: they are free to choose how, when, where and what food they produce, and are adequately remunerated and respected for their work. Sign up now.

We achieve this by:

  • Safeguarding local and indigenous dishes, made according to traditional methods,
  • Giving preference to foods that are grown and produced sustainably, by small farmers and producers, using traditional skills and methods,
  • Regarding meal times as an opportunity to celebrate our relationships and cultures,
  • Believing the enjoyment of food is a right of all people.

We offer activities to promote these values. These events include meals, tastings, lectures and producer visits.  Guests are welcome to attend.

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Slow Food Cape Town is run by a committee of elected volunteers, and we currently have over 150 paying members. To join Slow Food Cape Town, click here.

To send us an email, click here.

Links to other Slow Food sites.

Aims |  The Future

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