Officers and Committees

Slow Food DC’s board consists of three working groups: Events, Communication, and Operations. Board members work together within each working group to help further the goals of Slow Food DC. The board is currently chaired by two co-chairs. Find out more below:

Sarah McKinley
Shelu Patel

Working groups:

This working group plans, organizes, and implements events including but not limited to:

  • educational events
  • events with restaurants, chefs, and artisan food producers
  • farm tours
  • Slow Food University (educational activities to preserve culinary traditions, instruct on flavor education, and provide other educational opportunities to the Slow Food membership and public at large.)

The members of the Events Committee are responsible for all stages of event planning. The Events Committee also supports other SFDC working groups with their event planning needs. Email for more.

This committee is responsible for all communications via email, the chapter website and social media. Members help create a monthly e-newsletter, respond to media inquiries, and produce press releases for major events. The team also manages email coming in through the address.

Running an all-volunteer organization requires good organizational management. This committee ensures that the organizational aspects of Slow Food DC are running smoothly, including scheduling meetings and taking minutes, treasury duties, monitoring workflows, and ensuring accurate membership lists and email contact information.

5 Responses to Officers and Committees

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  2. Gina Stipo says:

    Hi! I’m a chef from Italy coming to visit DC the week of Thanksgiving. I belong to Slow Food International here in Tuscany. I would love to meet some of the Slow Food members while I’m there, have drinks or some wine and talk about what you’re all doing in the area, how the farmers markets are doing, how the restaurants relate to you, etc. With the eye to moving back to the area.

    Let me know! Looking forward to becoming acquainted, Gina

  3. Richard Naples says:

    Hi Gina! I forwarded your request to the Slow Food board. Unfortunately I will be out of town, but I hope someone will get back to you.

    We do have a great community here.

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  5. Patti Miller says:

    Hi Gina –
    We own a restaurant 2 hours from DC in the mountains – Panorama at the Peak – Farm Fresh Dining. We’ve been members of Slow Food for many years.
    If something brings you near us, we would love that conversation!

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