Hello Slow Food San Francisco,
We are thrilled with the outcome of our 2017 Membership Meeting! We had close to 50 people in attendance and heard from a wide variety of stakeholders in the Slow Food mission of good, clean, and fair food.
First, we heard from Sandi McGinnis, Slow Food Member and owner of McGinnis Ranch. Sandi was our Terra Madre delegate and attendee, and she shared her Terra Madre story. Sandi showed a fabulous video she made documenting the incredible sharing of regional cultures and slow producers from all over the world that is Terra Madre! She even brought delicious samples to be raffled off to attendees at the end of the night. Sandi was so generous, almost half of our attendees walked home with a free prize.
Next, Dava Guthmiller, Chief Creative Officer/Founder of Noise 13 and former president of Slow Food San Francisco, passed the fork to the new Board. Dava spoke about her work with Slow Food, and how excited she is to participate as general council to the next group of Slow Foodies, ensuring that her invaluable expertise will continue to be tapped to produce quality events for Slow Food San Francisco.
With the official passing of the fork, Slow Food San Francisco got its first opportunity to meet the new Board, and hear about their plans and passions for our community. You can read more about the individual board members here.
Our final speaker of the night flew in all the way from Italy to share with members of Slow Food San Francisco a brand new vision for educating people on the entire Slow Food process. Paolo Ferrarini, of Slow Food University, shared information about the world-class, cutting-edge programs created by Slow Food Founder Carlo Petrini.
We also shared cheese, and jam donated by INNA jams, oils and wines donated by McGuinnis Ranch, and bread baked by our very own Kelly Geiser and donated by Acme Bread!
Overall, it was a fun-filled hour of the good, clean, and fair food mission we are all so passionate about!