Since its beginnings in Rome more than 25 years ago, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people in more than 160 countries working to ensure everyone has access to good, clean and fair food.

Slow Food believes food is tied to many other aspects of life including culture, politics, agriculture and the environment. Through our food choices we can collectively influence how food is cultivated, produced and distributed and change the world as a result.

Slow Food Worldwide

Slow Food is made up of a network of chefs, youth, activists, farmers, fishers, experts, academics and others who each contribute their talents to making our mission a reality.

Slow Food worldwide includes:

Chapter Mission

As a chapter of the larger network of Slow Food USA under the umbrella of Slow Food International, Slow Food Phoenix works in two key areas: food in schools and food advocacy. We do this through the Blue Watermelon Project and advocacy campaigns, strategically leveraging community partners who work in similar and complementary areas, as well as by holding ongoing events for members and non-members to maintain awareness and experience the social pleasures of food.


Create a diverse and inclusive food community that supports good, clean and fair food for all by educating, advocating and connecting.

Core Values

  • Local Partnerships

  • Food Policy

  • Taste and Place

  • Sustainability