Slow Food Columbia is one of 200+ Slow Food USA chapters, located in Columbia, South Carolina. Our mission is to support the movement behind GOOD, CLEAN and FAIR foodways in the Midlands and beyond. Our convivium hosts workshops, potlucks and other events throughout the year to celebrate local + seasonal flavors; to showcase the culinary talents of our region's chefs, farmers, + artisan producers; to strengthen connections between members of our local food community; and to educate the public about the importance of knowing where your food comes from.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Slow Food at Indie Grits is set for April 14, 2013!

Returning for its third year, Slow Food at Indie Grits is on for Sunday, April 14, 2013!

This showcase of the Midlands' most sustainable chefs is part cocktail party, part noshfest, part green networking event. Mark those calendars, y'all. 

Image: Lindsay Lybrand, 2012
Slow Food at Indie Grits
Sustainable Chefs Showcase

Sunday, April 14, 2013
711 Whaley Street 
(at 701 Whaley)
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Tickets TBA

Featuring tasting tables with the most conscientious chefs in Columbia, with a Slow Food community potluck, this food and drink fiesta is an official partner of the Nickelodeon Theatre's 7th annual Indie Grits Festival.

Image: Lindsay Lybrand, 2012
The Sustainable Chefs Showcase features only chefs from restaurants that frequently buy, serve and promote food produced both locally AND sustainably (organic, pesticide-free, fair wages, etc.). 

Image: Lindsay Lybrand, 2012

Each chefs' tasting item-- as well as each potluck dish -- must have something both local and 
sustainably produced as its main ingredient. 

Image: Lindsay Lybrand, 2012

Confirmed Sustainable Chefs for 2013:

Chef Mike Davis, owner, Terra
Chef Tim Peters, Motor Supply Company Bistro
Chef Kristian Niemi, owner, Rosso Trattoria
Chef Benoit St. Jacques, Rosewood Market and Deli
Chef Alex Suaudom du Monde, owner, Baan Sawan Thai Bistro

Chef Blake Faries, Saluda's
Chef Jessica Shillato, owner, Spotted Salamander Catering

Chef Brian Dukes, Blue Marlin
Chef Joseph Jacobson, The Oak Table 
Sean McCrossin, Drip Coffee and Drip on Main 
Chef Corey Paul, Jake's
Joseph Stover, Whole Foods Market
Chef Andrew White, Tombo Grille
Chef Scott Hall, Bone-In Artisan BBQ on Wheels + Scott Hall Catering 

The event is a partnership between the two 501c3 nonprofit organizations, The Nickelodeon Theatre (a.k.a. The Nick) and Slow Food Columbia.

Image: Lindsay Lybrand, 2012

Learn more about the Indie Grits festival at!