The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) USA’s Future Food Leader Training is a virtual bootcamp for new leaders to learn how to build networks and create projects that serve and celebrate their communities. Through a series of ice-breakers, discussions and presentations by SFYN community leaders, the virtual training will provide you with all of the tools you need to start your own local SFYN community.

Saturday, Sept. 12, 11am-2pm PST: Getting started, talks on what SFYN and Slow Food are, advice from SFYN leaders, discussion of what equity, inclusion and justice means for Slow Food, and upcoming engagement opportunities.

Throughout the following week (optional): One-on-one mentoring with SFYN USA team leaders

Participation in this event is FREE. The application deadline has passed, but please reach out to youthnetwork@slowfoodusa.org if you are interested in learning more

The Slow Food Youth Network

The Slow Food Youth Network is celebrating food culture and local tastes and reducing food waste while championing sustainability and biodiversity in their communities and around the world.

The SFYN connects the up-and-coming generation of passionate Slow Food members around the globe. Spurred by extra energy, innovative ideas and solutions that uphold the Slow Food philosophy are shared. While upholding the Slow Food principle that food should be good, clean and fair for all, SFYN leaders are inspiring change in how we produce and consume our food on the local and global levels. The Youth Network extends its reach across the globe through community-based events like Disco Soupe celebrations, Eat-Ins, and Food Film Festivals.

SFYN around the world

Students from the University of Gastronomic Sciences and other universities together with young farmers, fishers, artisans, chefs and activists launched the SFYN in 2007. Today the network is represented in many countries – from South Korea to France, the USA and Mexico.

Stories of the Slow Food Youth Movement

SFYN Leadership