UW Residence Hall Kitchens, Redamte Coffee Shop and the Crossing come alive with the gathering of UW Students and Outreach Interns. Designed to reach the greater UW-Madison Student Body, our Outreach Projects incorporate cooking lessons and social issues into 3 separate workshops at minimal cost to participants.
The Outreach Project seeks to connect Slow Food UW with the greater UW community to increase education and engagement with a community-based food system and culture. This mission is upheld through the collaborative efforts between university and community members and organizations in hosting workshops, discussions, lectures, and outings. We work to re-establish farm to university connections, educate on the cultural importance of cooking and eating, and create opportunities for greater involvement in Slow Food UW.
Current outreach projects:
Recipes for Change
Recipes for Change is a collaboration between Slow Food UW and Redamte Coffee House. Each month, interns reach out to UW student organizations and community partners to plan a dinner and documentary event that creates a platform for new dialogues about the community and environment.
The Cook-to-Connect project aims to promote and preserve the culture of cooking on the UW-Madison campus. Cook-to-Connect interns work to coordinate cooking workshops for beginning at-home cooks and host workshops with community partners to teach artisanal cooking methods for more advanced cooks.
The Dormant Chef
The Dormant Chef project seeks to promote awareness to concerns in the food system, while engaging dorm residences in How Tos for cooking healthy, affordable meals in dorm spaces. Interns reach out to different dorm communities to plan cooking classes for their residents. Cooking classes are compatible with the facilities available and unique to each dorm. The classes aim to emphasize the importance of cooking as a means of supporting better heath and the culture surrounding food