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

E-mail: info@slowfoodindy.com

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

Slow Food Indy Board

Twinkle VanWinkle, Board Chair
Twinkle grew up surrounded by Southern cooks, musicians and creative souls. She has more than 24 years of professional cooking experience, and loves working in her garden, playing music and volunteering. Currently she is the Market Master at Hoosier Harvest Market, Creative Editor for The House Life Project and a freelance writer.
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.
Leah Huelsebusch, Vice Chair
Leah landed 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.
Michael Herrick, Board Member
Michael’s stints at butcher shops drove his passion for local food. His experiences in the food industry include packaging, sales, logistics and stocking. His personal motto? Follow your passion and you’ll never work a day in your life.
Laura Recendez, Snail of Approval Committee Chair
Laura is a freelance musician, food security advocate and amateur acrobat. Originally from Los Angeles, her journey to Slow Food followed a path of slower living and appreciation for the connective power of food. She is the co-founder of Chickadee Gardens, a non-profit urban farm on the Eastside.