The International Slow Food movement is a non-profit organization comprised of more than 100,000 members worldwide, dedicated to promoting Good, Clean and Fair food throughout the world. We savor epicurean delights, and enjoy fine food and wine tasting events, culinary classes and regional gourmet specialties, while working toward improving access to Real Food. Our members support local organic farmers, artisan producers and vintners. What could be more fun than sharing a passion for good food and wine with other people who feel the same way?
The South Bay Chapter, originally the Silicon Valley Convivium, was formed on 27 October 1997 after its founder was introduced to Slow Food during lunch with the owner of Sassicaia Winery in Bolgheri, Italy. The diverse group consists of gourmands of all ages and backgrounds, including leading food educators, restaurant owners, vintners, and food merchants. Our Chapter, one of the first five created in the U.S., runs activities promoting Real Food, and organizes meals at restaurants, social events, tastings, cooking courses, winery tours, films and lectures.