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.

Friday, April 14, 2017


12 April 2017—Slow Food Columbia’s Sustainable Chef Showcase puts ingredients from local farms in the hands of the city’s chefs and invites guests to sample the results. The event on April 23, 4:00-7:00pm, is designed for food-lovers—giving them a chance to chat with chefs and farmers, learn about locally grown foods, and try an array of creative dishes produced by the teams behind some of Columbia’s favorite restaurants.
"It’s a good vibe, because people can talk with chefs who are usually stuck in the kitchen,” says Slow Food Columbia Co-Chair Erin Eisele. The event is also a favorite for chefs. "It gets everybody together, locally, which is what’s fun about it for us," says Terra’s Mike Davis, who has participated in every Slow Food chef showcase. 
Held at City Roots, the event also offers the chance to visit a working three-acre organic in-town farm.
Chefs who are participating include:

Chef Frank Bradley of Bourbon Columbia

Chef Mike Davis of Terra

Chef Wes Fulmer of Motor Supply Co. Bistro

Chef Travis Rayle of Hunter Gatherer

Chef Josh Rogerson of Saluda's

Chef Bryan Tayara of Rosewood Market and Deli

Chef Todd Woods of The Oak Table

Chef Blake Faries and Charlie Scruggs of Tallulah

Chefs Ola Helsing and Drew Thompson from Farm to Table Event and Catering Company

Chef Taylor Baxter from River Rat Brewery 
They’ll be joined by farmers and food producers from the Midlands whose ingredients are being featured in showcase dishes. A cash bar will feature craft beers and wine. Music will provided by The Greater Columbia Society for the Preservation of Soul. Proceeds support Slow Food initiatives in the Midlands. 
WHEN: Sunday, April 23 from 4pm-7pm
WHERE: City Roots Farm, 1005 Airport Bld., Columbia, SC
TICKETS: $25 Slow Food member, $35 Non-member. Available through Brown Paper tickets: (A limited number of tickets will be for sale at the event.) 
Slow Food Columbia is one of 200+ Slow Food USA chapters. Its mission is to support good, clean and fair foodways. The chapter hosts workshops, potlucks, and other events to showcase seasonal flavors and the culinary talents of Midlands chefs, farmers, and artisan producers; to strengthen connections between members of the local food community; and to educate the public.