Slow Food’s million-person, global movement relies on the connections that its International Councilors bring; these individuals connect regional efforts and report back to the Slow Food International team. In February, a new class of International Councilors met for the first time; they will collaborate to support our movement for good, clean and fair food for all in the years ahead. Learn more about our North American representatives below, and feel free to get in touch with them.
Bilal Sarwari, USA
Bilal Sarwari has been a Slow Food USA Board member for the past year and has been involved with Slow Food since 2008. He is an avid gardener and farmed for many years in Georgia. Currently, he serves as a group facilitator and mental health consultant for various organizations, including the USDA. The first generation child of Afghan refugees, Bilal has learned to highlight the best of his cultures while centering joy and justice.
Bobby Grégoire, Canada
Bobby Grégoire is a Canadian Chef Consultant and food educator that accompanies artisan producers, restaurants, caterers, cafés and eaters in their food transition toward a more sustainable food system for all. With more than 20 years of experience in cooking, he shares his passion as an educator through classes and workshops and also as a speaker, radio columnist and content creator. He is mainly focused on the politics of food, reducing food waste, cooking with wild and indigenous ingredients, recognizing and promoting our unique food biodiversity and also eating local and seasonal in a Nordic context.
Bobby Grégoire joined Slow Food in 2008. He led Slow Food Montreal for 8 years and co-chaired the Slow Food in Canada Network for 4 years. He joined the international council in 2017 at the Chengdu Slow Food International Congress and has been active in the Slow Food Cook’s Alliance, the Ark of Taste project, Slow Fish and Slow cheese campaigns and more recently in the education network.