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Slow Food Saddleback 2022 Annual General Meeting and Dinner

At Silica Restaurant

AGM Date and Time:

5.30pm Wednesday 19 October 2022


Silica Restaurant
Manning Street, adjacent to Coronation Park, Kiama

Dinner will follow the AGM, starting at 6.30

All Members are encouraged to attend, to provide feedback and support for your Committee.

An Agenda will be distributed on the night and Nominations for the Committee remain open until the AGM, forms are available on the website:

We would love some new faces on the Committee, get involved!!
If you are only attending the AGM please email

Following the AGM we will be enjoying a meal prepared by Luke and the team at Silica,

The AGM is a Slow Food Saddleback Members Event only, but partners are welcome to attend the Dinner if they are not Members of Slow Food.

I look forward to welcoming you to the AGM and to the dinner that will follow.

Download the 2022 AGM Nomination Form

Celia Wade – Leader, Slow Food Saddleback

Interesting speaker


Slow Food Saddleback is planning some delicious and educational events for the next few months and will be featuring these on our website and on social media.

“iAccelerate – It’s Like Compost for Startups”

Omar Khalifa will talk to us about iAccelerate, University of Wollongong’s startup accelerator and incubator – now the nation’s largest.

iAccelerate is helping to create new pathways for startups to change the status quo including those with social and environmental purpose.

Omar Khalifa is the CEO of iAccelerate, and is driven by fuelling new ideas through innovation and collaboration. Omar has a passion for entrepreneurship particularly in the social enterprise and sustainability space and is driven by the possibilities that the interception of creativity and technology can deliver to innovation. Omar’s vision for iAccelerate is to create a place where artists, students from all disciplines, researchers and the community can rub shoulders and get exposed to new ideas to create sustainable businesses in the Illawarra.

Date and venue to be advised.


Fundraiser Picnic at Jamberoo

Slow Food Saddleback hosted a fundraising picnic at Celia and Des’s farm in Jamberoo on Sunday 19 Feb.

Small BBQs were lit in fire places and people had delicious picnics under the trees.

The book exchange house that we are donating to the Kiama Community Garden had it’s first paint job. It will be installed the first week in March and you can swap a cookbook or gardening book when the garden is open on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

The event raised money for Slow Food international as part of their appeal to help protect biodiversity around the world.

A relaxed and delicious day was had by all.

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