Slow Food Vancouver


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About Us

Slow Food Vancouver is a member driven organization of food enthusiasts who recognize the importance of connecting the pleasure of food to the people who grow, process and cook it. We are committed to food that is Good (a fresh and flavorsome seasonal diet that satisfies the senses and is part of the local culture), Clean (food production and consumption that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or human health) and Fair (accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers).

Our Vancouver convivium is part of Slow Food International – a movement that includes 100,000 members in 1,300 “convivia” in 150 countries. Slow Food 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. To learn more about the international Slow Food movement please visit

Get Involved

Whether you are a backyard (or frontyard!) farmer, food security advocate or just have a love of good food, we always have a place for you! Sign up for our monthly newsletter, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to find out about upcoming and past events.

Like what you see? Become a Slow Food member!

Your membership not only supports the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity including the Slow Food Presidia and Ark of Taste, it also supports your local Slow Food Vancouver initiatives including local farmers and producers.

Upcoming Events

Slow Food Italian Cooking Classes

Where: Italian Cultural Centre


April 28th, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Buy tickets here.

May 12th, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Buy tickets here.

Cost: $60

Join renown artist and chef Carmelo Sortino as he unveils the secrets of Italian cuisine and taste of his exquisite dishes during a four course meal that includes wine pairings. This is a demonstrative class with limited hands-on, organized in collaboration with Slow Food Vancouver. Carmelo and his unique style of cooking and baking symbolizes all that is most pleasurable and delicious about great Italian food. Working only with the finest of fresh and organic ingredients to produce simple, elegant meals that reflect all his passion and love of “Bella Italia”. 

Fraser Valley Slow Food Cycle Tour

The 8th annual Agassiz Summer Cycle Tour and 6th annual Chillwack Cycle Tour are coming up on August 2nd and 3rd, 2014!

For more information about the tours please visit the Fraser Valley Slow Food Cycle Tours website.

La Dolce Vita Pop-up Dinners

Join Slow Food Vancouver and The Italian Supper Club for three impromptu dinner parties coming June 2014. Tickets will not be for sale, but stay tuned to find out how you can win a pair of tickets!

When: June 7th, 2014
Where: Backyard Vineyards, Langley, BC

When: June 20th, 2014
Where: Secret Location, Fort Langley, BC

When: June 27th, 2014
Where: Secret Location, Vancouver, BC

Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto

Where: Turin, Italy

When: October 23rd to 27th, 2014

In October, the world’s food communities will come together in Turin for this international event that will display the extraordinary diversity of food from around the world and unite small-scale farmers and artisans who follow the Slow Food principles of Good, Clean and Fair. More than 250,0000 farmers, fishers, producers, cooks, Slow Food members, leaders and supporters who are passionate about food will come together to share food products, food cultures, and knowledge. Attendees will experience tasting workshops, educational events, food demonstration booths and vendors, educational workshops and organized tours and dinners.

This event is open to the public! For more information please visit the Terra Madre/Salone del Gusto website. Tickets will be made available in June.


Contact Us

Questions? Comments? Please send us an email and we will respond within 48 hours.


Friends of Slow Food Vancouver

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