Invitation to Slow Food Johannesburg AGM

Slow Food AGM

Slow Food Johannesburg AGM: Wednesday 17 May 2017

Members and guests are invited to join us in this year’s Slow Food Johannesburg Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 17 May 2017 at March restaurant, Melrose Arch with guest speaker Anna Trapido.

A special evening is planned for this year’s Slow Food Johannesburg AGM following a momentous past year which we will be building upon in 2017.

Tickets for the event are to be purchased online from: http://bit.ly/JHBAGMtickets

Following the 2016 visit of Slow Food founder, Carlo Petrini and the affirmation of the South African initiatives by Slow Food international, we are on the brink of big plans. We would like to offer you the opportunity to get involved and share our vision of the road ahead.

The ‘Ark of Taste’ has been a focus area for the past year which has resulted in a large number of South African products added to the international list. It is therefore fitting that we celebrate the past year with a specially prepared four course dinner dedicated to these identified products.

On the evening of Wednesday 17 May, your palate will be tantalized by: Nguni beef, Potchefstroom Koekoek chickens and a range of specially prepared Ark of Taste veggies.

We are very privileged to have food anthropologist and author, Dr Anna Trapido address us as this year’s guest speaker. Her knowledge and enthusiastic support for Slow Food has been remarkable and is set to be a very memorable evening.

Our host chef for the night is: Adrian Vigus-Brown. He is the chairperson of the South African Chefs Association (SACA) Young Chefs Club and is an ambassador for World Chefs Young Chefs Africa and the Middle East. Adrian has been a participant in all the Slow Meat Eat-Ins held to date and is an avid supporter of Slow Food.

Details of the evening:

Date: Wednesday 17 May 2017

Time: 18:30 for 19:00 sharp

Address: March Restaurant, 1 Melrose Square, Melrose Arch

Cost: R220 per person for members / R265 per person for non-members
Costs have remained the same four years.

Beverages: For own account, please do not bring own wine.

Book your place online: http://bit.ly/JHBAGMtickets

Event programme:

  • Convivium report
  • Financial report
  • New year objectives
  • Election of committee

About Anna Trapido:

Anna initially trained as an anthropologist at Kings College, Cambridge and later achieved a PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her passion for food pushed her out of the library and into the kitchen. She trained as a chef at the Prue Leith College of Food and Wine and subsequently worked for the great, the good and not so good.

“My first love has always been the delicious diversity of African food genres. I do not understand why the numerous great cuisines of our continent are not better known. I have made it my life’s work to discover, record and promote the flavours of Africa, both ancient and modern, rural and urban, classic indigenous and settler fusion. Ultimately, mine is not an intellectual interest in matters epicurean but rather rooted in love, greet, joy and wonder. It reflects my fascination with the people doing the cooking and how their flavour repertoire interacts with their lives.”

We look forward to an exciting and engaging evening.

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