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Slow Food Barbados’ Chef Alliance works to promote locally-based chefs to actively champion small-scale producers, and promote quality local and sustainably produced food. The Chef Alliance invites chefs who share our Slow Food ethos and are keen to work with our various projects. We encourage chefs to use seasonal local foods, helping us to raise awareness of these traditionally Bajan fruits, vegetables, ground provisions and other products. In partnership with our farm liaison, we have been forging new relationships between chefs and producers, creating the important foundations to defend our local food heritage. Our Chef Liaison Rhea Gilkes together with our Chef Alliance members have already made a significant contribution towards the Slow Food cause and are continuously working to preserve our culinary diversity – 

We will be forging new relationships between chefs and producers, creating the important foundations to defend our edible biodiversity. Chef Alliance members will make a significant contribution towards the Slow Food cause and work to preserve our culinary diversity. Eat it or Lose it!

What We Do

Taste Education – This area would link with the SFB Educational Gardens project by showing students simple, tasty ways to prepare the produce they are grow. The Chef Alliance would also focus on educating students on issues facing the food industry in Barbados.

Chef Alliance members Eddie 'Classic' Irani and Rhea Gilkes at the SFB stall at the 2016 Multi National Fair.
Chef Alliance members Eddie ‘Classic’ Irani and Rhea Gilkes the SFB stall during the 2016 Multi National Fair.

SFB Events – The Alliance has provided culinary services for many of our initiatives such as Green Summit, Farm to Table, Educational Gardens and the Farm to Chef Market Day, as well as The Multi National Fair.