The Slow Food Johannesburg committee is made up of members elected annually by the convivium, and fill positions such as leader, treasurer, secretary, membership officer and other roles, all of which are voluntary.
Dennis Conway (Convivium Leader)
Dennis has long been interested in all aspects of food, from cooking and food quality, to where our food comes from, and who produces what we eat.
Inspired by Slow Food’s principles of food that’s good, clean and fair, Dennis joined the movement in 2002, and sees his time on the committee as a way to share these principles with a wide audience in a convivial way.
Liz Pringle (Membership Manager)
IT practitioner Liz grew up on a farm in the Eastern Cape, where harvesting and preparing food grown on family farm was a way of life. Years later, Liz was invited to a Slow Food event, and relished the opportunity to meet like-minded people that shared her connection to the soil and cared about how their food was grown, and by whom.
- Coming from a farm environment, Liz’s particular interests are the challenges facing urbanites living in an industrialised environment yet looking to understand where their food comes from, and how they can source and celebrate food that’s produced responsibly and sustainably within their urban context.
Andrew Adrian (Committee member)
Committed locavore and seasonal eater Andrew Adrian, is a founder member and an ex-convivium leader of Slow Food Johannesburg.
Andrew, who brings an encyclopaedic knowledge of local and international wine to the committee, has a passion for bread making, coffee, growing his own vegetables, and discovering restaurants in Jo’burg that serve authentic regional and immigrant cuisines.
Lorraine Jenks (Committee member)
Lorraine has been honoured with eleven awards for her work as a professional speaker, sustainability coach, greening facilitator, ethical food activist and climate reality leader.
She has furthered her considerable education through the UN Environmental Programme Eco Labelling course (among others) and trained with Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader.
Recently, she has been privileged to give keynote addresses at several ground-breaking Food Conferences in South Africa with an emphasis on “Sustainable and Ethical Food” as well as “Food Waste in Africa”.
More information on our new committee members coming soon…