Slow Food UW is the largest and most active university Slow Food chapter in the US. Our unique perspective of the food system sets us apart from other Slow Food chapters. We have a responsibility to be environmental stewards and social justice activists, and we work hard to improve both our on-campus and off-campus Madison community.
Slow Food UW’s mission is to promote and model an alternative food system where food is good, clean, and fair for all by supporting sustainable food production, creating an inviting community around food, and advancing food justice in the Madison area.
Anyone and everyone is welcome in our kitchen. Our success depends on a dedicated crew of volunteers. Each semester, over forty student interns, a team of nine student directors devote their time to furthering Slow Food UW’s mission of providing good, clean and fair food for all. Interns spend their time planning meals, cooking, sourcing local ingredients, leading workshops, running programs in South Madison, managing organizational finances, and sharing what we do with the community through our newsletter and social media accounts.