Slow Food Imagines

About Us

Slow Food Indy is the central Indiana chapter of Slow Food USA which is one of the 132 countries that make up Slow Food International.

Slow Food Indy promotes central Indiana’s food culture with events and programs that focus on good, clean, and fair food for everyone.

Contact Us


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2884
Indianapolis, IN 46206-2884

Slow Food Indy Board

Interested in joining our board? We are accepting applications online. Apply today.

Marisol Gouveia, Board Chair
Marisol became a member of Slow Food Indy in 2014. A Trinidad & Tobago native, she is an avid cook and has converted part of her backyard into a miniature urban farm lab. She is a proud graduate of Howard University and the Director of Membership & Engagement at the Indianapolis Zoo.
Rob GastonRob Gaston, Vice Chair
Rob first joined Slow Food Indy as a volunteer in 2008 and has served on the board since 2012. He represents Indiana on the Midwest Ark of Taste committee. He is currently the director of operations at Dig IN, a non-profit that works to inform the public about Indiana’s diversity in agriculture and the culinary arts.
Brad_BioBrad Williams, Treasurer
Brad Williams joined Slow Food Indy as a volunteer in 2013. The Bloomington Farmers Market originally inspired Brad’s enthusiasm for local food. He hopes to connect more Indianapolis residents interested in local and organic food through a wide array of programming.
Teri Baker, Secretary
Teri is a transplant from the San Francisco Bay Area. She is excited to create events to inspire palates and stomachs. Teri is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego and is the Program and Event Coordinator for the Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation.
Anna Powell, Snail of Approval Committee Chair
Anna has been a culinary student, Second Helpings volunteer and catering program manager. Currently, she is majoring in Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management, at IUPUI with the goal of starting a culinary job training program when she finishes her degree.
Jess Martin, Membership Chair
Jess relocated to Indianapolis in 2008. After discovering the local food movement and exploring markets and farm-to-table restaurants she fell in love with her new home. She now works as a Realtor and has a passion for helping people discover and fall in love with our city through food.
Erin Till, Outreach & Education
Erin has been passionate about food from an early age. After graduating with a music degree from Butler University, she attended culinary school in Chicago. She is currently the COO of Neal Brown Hospitality, one of Indy’s premier independent restaurant groups.
Leah Huelsebusch, Media Relations
Leah anded in Indiana after spending three years living in Europe. While abroad, Leah developed a passion for slow food which was one of her motivations for founding Taxman Brewing Company. As COO of Taxman, Leah is able to bring her vision to life through Taxman’s farm to table gastropub in Bargersville.
RJ_WallRJ Wall, Board Member
RJ joined the Slow Food Indy board in 2015. He co-founded Chef’s Night Off, an ongoing series of “pirate” dinners – conceptualized and executed by cooks and bartenders from Indy’s most respected restaurants. He is on a mission to raise Indy’s culinary reputation regionally and nationally.