A Community Cooks, presented by Slow Food Gulf Coast

Good, clean, fair food for all!  

We had the pleasure of being invited to take part and capture the Slow Food culture at this year’s A Community Cooks Event, where local celebrity chefs paired with local vendors create beautiful, delicious, fresh foodie bites that came from local sources. We will be sharing a few more videos like this one spotlighting the various chefs and vendors that participated in this awesome event.

This video starts with Rudy Rudolph, founder of Four Blades of Grass,  and board member of Slow Food Gulf Coast. Then rolls into Daniel Watts with the Wine Bar on Palafox and a cameo of Dan Dunn with H2O Hilton – Pensacola Beach. Meg Rich, Treasurer of Slow Food Gulf Coast, rounds out the video with a short explanation of what the Slow Food movement is about.


Local Vendors:
Robert Randel
Cat McCreery (From the Ground Up Community Garden)
Carl Stewart
C&D Mills
Ocheesee Creamery
Meme’s Poultry and Eggs



Funds raised go towards access to fresh, local food through our SNAP (formerly food stamps) incentive program. They have accomplished this by running a SNAP terminal where buyers can use their benefits at the Palafox Market and have it matched up to $10 each week. The matched portion is raised through events like this one, grants, and corporate donations. The goal is to encourage low-income families and those living in food deserts to visit their local market; experience real, fresh, local food picked right from the field; and realize fresh fruits and vegetables are not more expensive when purchased at a farmers market. This year, Slow Food Gulf Coast is also working as a catalyst for the Community Garden movement in Pensacola. Funds raised through this event will help to provide grants for local organizations to plant and maintain local gardens.

About Slow Food Gulf Coast

Slow Food Gulf Coast is a local, volunteer-based community organization. Our mission is to connect people to their local food system. SFGC is a 501(c)3 association of Slow Food USA and Slow Food International. Slow Food is part of a global movement, which believes everyone has the right to good, clean, fair, and humane foods. With over 250,000 supporters, 25,000 members, and 225 chapters nationwide, Slow Food USA advocates for food and farming policy that is good for the public, good for the planet, and good for farmers and workers.

Slow Food Gulf Coast was founded in late 2012 and covers parts of the Gulf Coast from Baldwin County, AL to Walton County, FL. For more information about Slow Food Gulf Coast or to become a member, visit our web page at www.slowfoodgc.org.

For more information about Slow Food and their national programs, visit their website at www.slowfoodusa.org.