The Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance is expanding worldwide: eight new Countries joined the network

France, Argentina, Brazil, India, Kenya, Uganda, Germany, Ecuador are joining the Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance. They will be officially presented at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, from September 22 to 26 in Turin (Italy).

During the last edition of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto in 2014 there were just three countries involved in the Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance: today that number has risen to 15 countries around the world. This is an important achievement for the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity. The Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance is constantly growing with the aim of defending biodiversity and promoting Slow Food campaigns. There are now 700 chefs in the Alliance, all committed to using products from Slow Food projects (the Presidia, the Ark of Taste, the Food Communities and the Earth Markets) to deliver good, clean and fair food that is both respectful of the environment and animal welfare.

The Terra Madre Forum on the Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance (September 25 from 13:30 to 15:30, Torino Esposizioni, Corso Massimo D’Azeglio, 15) is an opportunity for the members of the Alliance to exchange experiences, ideas, solutions and opinions.

The forum is moderated by Guus Thjssen, Slow Food Chef’s Alliance Coordinator in the Netherlands and it will be attended by chefs and Alliance delegates from Albania, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco and Uganda.

In the conference at Carignano Theater When Chefs Side with Farmers (September 24 from 17:00 to 18:30) four famous European chefs: Cristina Bowerman, Michel Bras, Olivier Roellinger and Altin Prenga, talk about their role as spokespeople for culture, ecology and ethics. In addition, fourteen Italians chefs and five international chefs animate the Chefs’ Alliance Kitchen in the heart of the city (Piazza Castello). Each day of the event they prepare special dishes using products from Slow Food Presidia, representative of their territory and of the philosophy inspiring their work.

Check the Chefs’ Alliance Kitchen Full Programme.

The following events involve international chefs:

September 22 at 12.00: New Albanian Gastronomy with Sokol Prenga

September 24 at 12.00: An Atlantic Wind with Xavier Hamon (France)

September 25 at 21.00: Return to the Land: From Father to Son at Kiora in Valencia with Yelel Canas (Spain)

September 24 at 21.00: A Canadian Cooking School with Kris Barnholden

September 25 at 12.00: The Lupin of the Andes with Adolfo Perret (Peru)


For more information, please contact:

Slow Food, +39 329 83 212 85, [email protected] – Twitter: @SlowFoodPress

Region of Piedmont, +39 011 432 2549, +39 335 7586327, [email protected]

City of Turin, +39 011 01121976, +39 3421100131, [email protected]


Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is made possible with the help of several bodies, among which are the Official Partner: Lurisia, Pastificio Martino, Radeberger Gruppe Italy, Lavazza, Sapori, Iren, Intesa San Paolo, Elpe; the supporters of the Terra Madre Foundation and Slow Food: Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT and the Association of Banking Foundations of Piedmont, Coldiretti. With the support of IFAD, the European Union and CIA. 


Slow Food is a global grassroots organization that envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet.  Slow Food involves over a million activists, chefs, experts, youth, farmers, fishers and academics in over 160 countries. Among them, a network of around 100,000 Slow Food members are linked to 1,500 local chapters worldwide, contributing through their membership fee, as well as the events and campaigns they organize. As part of the network, more than 2,400 Terra Madre food communities practice small-scale and sustainable production of quality food around the world.

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