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.


Odessa Wallace

SFI Board Chair / Indiana Governor

Odessa Wallace is the creator of the Indys Community Food Co Op, East Side Marketspace farmers market, Little Free Farms Stand, and the Indy First Fridays events. She loves connecting others with the very best local items available while supporting farmers, artisans, artists, and small businesses. Fresh affordable food access is the motivation driving it all. Odessa also does custom web design & social media marketing in her down time to help businesses have a platform to support community & outreach.


Dr. Jarrod Dortch

Farm relations & Agriculture Chair

Dr. Jarrod Nicholas Dortch is a Professor of Communication at Ivy Tech Community College in Muncie, Indiana. He also serves as the owner and operator of Solful Gardens. LLC, a local urban agriculture startup specializing in bringing Fresh.Urban.Natural produce to properties and working with community and school gardens. He enjoys bringing together art, education, and gardening to help to enrich the experiences of communities and their denizens.


Marketing & Social Media Chair

  • Develop newsletter content to promote Slow Food Indy partners, Slow Food USA vision and highlight interesting and inspiring stories

  • Develop and schedule content for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts

  • Communicate with committee chairs and board members to gather event and organizational info for distribution

  • Monitor daily Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds to respond to community and share relevant partner content

  • Support Slow Food Indy partners through likes, RTs, shares, tweets and posts

Tanorria Askew

Diversity & Inclusion Chair

Many know Tanorria as one of the finalists on MasterChef  season seven, but she has a successful Personal Chef and prepared meal business called Tanorria's Table. She has years of experience in diversity training in the corporate spectrum as well as a deep love of good, clean and fair food. 

Brad Williams


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.

Betsy Fish

Snail of Approval Chair

Elizabeth first became involved in the Slow Food movement in 2014 during her undergrad when she took a class about food sustainability. Recently, Elizabeth graduated with her masters degree in communication studies from Ball State University with an academic focus in instructional and interpersonal communication. She hopes to help continue the mission of Slow Food to promote good, clean and fair food for all.

Faybian Taylor

Volunteers & Membership Chair


With a love for food and meeting new people, this Birmingham, England  transplant to Indianapolis joins Slow Food Indy to get more involved with her community and bring people together who care about good, clean and fair food.