Meet The Team
The Slow Food Barbados chapter is runned by a small volunteer board and administrative team.
Jenn is a passionate permaculturist, and educator, who advocates for regeneration. She has a background in art, design, outdoor experiential learning. As a mother, Jenn wants nothing more than a world, in which delicious, whole, nutritiously dense, sustainably sourced food is more plentiful than not.
JENN WARD CLARKE
Christina is a young agriculturist who promotes regenerative agriculture. At Slow Food she is often seen working assiduously in the background at events or working closely with kids in the educational gardens program. She is an avid lover of food often posting her creations on social media or in the #slowseven challenge.
Originally from Trinidad, Rheanna has a passion for food, botany, and holistic health. She has experience in teaching garden-based education, working on organic farms, and managing a green market. Rheanna believes in a systems approach to community empowerment and change.
COFOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Ian is a social entrepreneur, impact investor, and permaculturalist. Currently, he leads the transition of Walker's Sand Quarry into Walker's Reserve, striving for food security, resource protection, and climate resilience. He also has a passion for environmental stewardship, culture, and agriculture.
CO-FOUNDER & ORGANIC FARMERS LIAISON
John is an organic farmer for over 27 years and is a co-founder of the OGCA. He is a leading advocate for the organization and the management of the environment with sustainable methods. John believes in promoting food you can trust from farmers who care.
DIRECTOR - COMMUNITY OUTREACH & EDUCATION
Julie is a professional health and wellness coach, culinary enthusiast and organic gardener. She is very passionate about the local food movement, the arts, natural health and environmental awareness.
COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING
Patrick is a high energy serial entrepreneur that always wants to get things done down to the last detail.
Since joining Slow Food Barbados as our Digital Media Manager, Patrick has learned more about our food system than ever before and has become a passionate champion for change.
As the past Soup Drive Coordinator, Stefon is an enthusiast of Cuisines, Beverages and how they connect people and communities to different cultures. In his spare time, Stefon enjoys attending wine tasting events, cooking, and traveling. His favorite hobby is collecting Ornamental Indoor Plants.
Dane Saddler is a national award-winning chef with over 15 years of experience in fine dining cuisine under his belt throughout the Caribbean. Dane has taken a personal interest in promoting health and wellness, and often partners with local farmers to access and offer fresh ingredients.
Sophie has a kaleidoscope of food knowledge and an innate love for food. She is a big ambassador for good nutritious food and supports initiatives that have a huge impact on people's lives through food sovereignty. She also takes opportunities to educate persons on the importance of sourcing and promoting local produce.
Andrea is the owner and Managing Director of Hatchman's Premium Cheeses Inc. Andrea believes that we should be sustainable in a way without taking from the environment. Andrea plays her part by forming part of the ecological cycle and preserve it for generations to come.
Gayle a Global Rum Ambassador for Foursquare Distillery. She also has years of experience as a Montessori teacher and photojournalist. At the distillery, they have taken steps to become sustainable by using solar technology, capturing and repurposing CO2 gas, and implementing waste management.
Kirk is a singer, DJ, host, actor, and motivational speaker. He takes every opportunity to promote Good, Clean Fair, Food across the island. Kirk has even documented his personal good food journey, starting his own home garden growing a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Malou works on various projects at the intersection of sustainable travel, volunteerism, digital media, and community development. When she is not working she can be found in the ocean, volunteering, or blogging about places she has visit and new interesting dishes.