Our projects

Below you find the list of the activities organized since our creation in May 2015, and some first ideas of the activities for 2016.


In 2015 Slow Food Metropolitan Brussels...

...organized:

  • a screening of the documentary Les Liberterres (May 2015)
  • a Slow Food evening with Piero Sardo, President of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity (June 2015)
  • a General Assembly (June 2015)
  • a Slow Food Snail Race bike tour (September 2015)
  • a Slow Sunday Potluck Dinner (October 2015)
  • a chocolate tasting workshop (November 2015)
  • a Slow Food Village at Vini, Birre, Ribelli 2015 (November 2015)
  • a Terra Madre Day Bientôt à Table (December 2015)


... participated with a stand and information material at:

  • Wine Fair BioVitis in Ottignies (June 2015)
  • Do It Yourself Festival (June 2015)
  • an event organised by Slow Food and the French Embassy in Belgium (July 2015)

  • Bruxelles Champêtre (September 2015)
  • Inauguration of the Communal Organic Kitchen Garden “Hompot” (September)


… developed the "Brussels and surroundings" area of the Slow Food Planet app (available for download on the App Store and on the Play Store), with over 100 address of places recommended where to eat, buy, enjoy food

… developed this website in 3 languages, regularly updated with news, events and stories from the Brussels and Belgian food scene

… collaborated with:

  • the Slow Food Youth Network Brussels in the Slow Talks 'Food Waste - from Farm to Fork' (October 2015)
  • Slow Food in the organization of 3 tasting sessions of Slow Food Ark of Taste and Presidium products in the European parliament, in an initiative with the canteen of the European parliament, and in the organisation of the workshop "Food dialogues" involving farmers, citizens and advocacy groups
  • Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences in the organization of two field trip visits by students of the bachelor and master program, who met local producers and artisans

… participated in the meeting laying the foundations of the Slow Food Chefs Alliance project (September 2015)

went on radio on numerous occasions, including a monthly participation in the program "Bientôt à table" on RTBF, twice on the programme "On est pas des Pigeons" on radio Vivacité Bruxelles, as well as on a TV debate in the programme "Pour ou Contre" of RTL-TVi, on all occasions to defend traditional artisanal products, including the raw Herve milk cheese, a Slow Food Presidium 

… supported the national petition against the closure of the farm of José Munnix, one of the two last producers of raw milk Herve

… launched collaborations with the CERIA (Brussels professional school for future chefs) and with the local asbl Food Bridge, involving the Brussels African community, as well as with other local organizations

Our Working groups (Education, Communication and Events, Chefs and Products, Brussels Babel) met on several occasions

We invite you to have a look at our photo gallery on Facebook to get a flair of it all.

In 2016 we plan to:

  • organise tasting sessions of artisanal products
  • organise gastronomic tours in Brussels for those wishing to know more about where to find good, clean and fair food in town

  • launch collaborations with local schools
  • collaborate with the Slow Food Youth Network in other Slow Talks
  • hold other Slow Sundays and Potluck Dinners
  • participate at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016 (22-26 September, in Turin, Italy)
  • contribute to the third edition of Vini Birre Ribelli (26-27 November)
  • update the Brussels addresses for the Slow Food Planet app
  • hold a General Assembly (in the first half of the year)

  • … and more!