• Fall Heat Tickets Are Now Available

    Fall is here and that means one thing - Fall Heat is back! The annual local celebrity chef cooking competition is getting bigger and better this year! Along with the amazing small plates sourced from local ingredients and prepared by the competitors, we will also have a cocktail competition with the best mixologists in Baton Rouge! On top of that we will have live music and activities for the kids. 

    Music performed by:
    Ben Bell 
    Denton Hatcher
    Clay Parker
    Jodi James

  • Farm To School Program Director for Greauxing Healthy Baton Rouge - Todd Whatley


    Slow Food Baton Rouge is pleased to announce that Todd Whatley, is the new Program Director for Greauxing Healthy Baton Rouge.  Todd previously served as the Community Gardens Manager for The Good Food Project in Alexandria, LA. This is a program of The Food Bank of Central Louisiana that focuses on garden and nutrition education in 11 parishes.  While in Alexandria, Todd managed more than 30 gardens in 8 parishes and he and the staff also taught weekly programs to youth and adults in after-school programs, homeless shelters, and neighborhood centers.  Todd also is a co-founder of the Louisiana Young Farmers Coalition for whom he currently serves as an organizer. The coalition is part of the National Young Farmers Coalition and works to connect young and beginning farmers and ranchers in Louisiana to one another and to the resources they need to succeed. Todd enjoys working with Farm to School/Restaurant/Table/Bottle, SNAP/WIC policy and outreach, urban agriculture, and municipal policy change.  Before returning to Louisiana, Todd worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA member for the Presbyterian Hunger Program in Louisville (KY) as a Food Justice Cultivator as well as a Community Development Coordinator for Madison County CASA in Jackson (TN).  In his free time, Todd enjoys backpacking, reading, writing, playing music, tasting beers, and spending time with his partner Cala and dog Sammy.

  • Dinner In The Field, 2016

    Stay tuned for the next Dinner in the Field in Spring 2016! 

    The Dinner in the Field is a fundraising event for Slow Food Baton Rouge as well as a showcase of the culinary arts, local farms and food traditions. The dinner features locally grown foods selected and prepared by area chefs.  In 2015 at the Grace House the cocktail hour started at 4 with live music, cocktails, wine and small plates provided by Country Table and Red Stick Spice. The six-course dinner began at 5 pm and featuried local ingredients sourced and provided by IndiePlate.  A chefs table (8 persons) with more intimate seating, wine pairings and interaction with the chefs was available for the Dinner in the Field in 2015.  

    The Dinner in the Field is a benefit with proceeds dedicated entirely to Baton Rouge's only comprehensive farm to school pilot program Greauxing Healthy Baton Rouge (GHBR).  GHBR pilot programming is currently in Dufrocq and FLAIM elementary schools in Baton Rouge.

  • Slow Food Presents: Fall Heat 2015

    On Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 Slow Food Baton Rouge (SFBR) is hosting Fall Heat, our Third Annual Farm-to-Table Showcase, celebrating local food, chefs, brewers, farmers, and the community!

    To purchase tickets, please  Click here to go directly to our Eventbrite ticket page