Slow Food Cornwall was started by Bob Lindo, from Camel Valley Vineyards, after visiting Terra Madre in Italy. With a county bursting with real, honest, excellent food and a wealth of food producers, a convivium was launched in 2004 at the Tresanton Hotel in St. Mawes.
Over the past – years, Slow Food Cornwall has undergone many changes. The current Chair, Sanjay Kumar, is well known for his commitment to local food. Sanjay remains very active in local communities, teaching young people about good, honest food and giving presentations at local farmers' markets and food festivals as well as on national radio and television.
Joanne Schofield is the Secretary and Treasurer. Her forte is organising and running successful farmers' market in the south west region of the County. She is also involved with Transition Helston, who have recently published a Food Guide Joanne has been a member of Slow Food since 2001.
Also on the committee is Rachel Wilson, who handles all the PR and marketing for our group. She is a food journalist with a flair for getting to the heart of food issues, is continually discovering new food and places of interest for food lovers. Visit her blog at www.saffronbunny.wordpress.com
Nick Howell and Mithe DuFeil, from Pilchard Works, have been long standing members of Slow Food. Pilchards have presidium status and both Nick and Mithe are very active in their love of good food and their support of the principals of Slow Food.
Our membership is presently around 26 people with our last AGM held in Penzance in January 2011. Slow Food Cornwall holds food events, gatherings and offers an exchange of food information.
We always welcome new members. We are happy to advise, direct or inform anyone who wishes to know more about Slow Food or what is happening in the food world in Cornwall. Contact Joanne Schofield for any information that you might require.