We began Family Dinner Night by having monthly events where we all shared the cost of ingredients, cooked as a group and expanding with introducing guest chefs from Madison’s restaurants. The meals created were then shared with the guest and community members in attendance. By the spring of 2009, we began serving every other Monday, and in the Fall of 2009 we began serving dinner weekly. Today we serve the Monday night dinner each week during the school year and have a cut off around 100 people. The Slow Food UW list serve sends out a Square sign-up, which is used as a way for people to sign up and prepay. We also accept walk-ins on an available capacity basis. If you wish to be added to the list serve, please let us know via our contact page.
The Family Dinner Night interns work with student organizations, local Madison chefs, students, staff and faculty to provide a different experience each week.
Join us at 1127 University Avenue (and Charter) every Monday at 6:30pm. Anyone is welcome to come and help set up, cook and break down. The first three people to sign up for clean up will be reimbursed for their meal. We also encourage anyone to become a guest chef.
Send us an email at slowfooduw [at] gmail [dot] com if you are interested in becoming a guest chef.
If you’d like to contact one of our interns, you can find more information here.