The Slow Food International organization will not hold its quadrennial meeting in Louisville, though the city was considered a potential host.
Slow Food has decided to fold its International Congress into the similar Terra Madre event next year. Slow Food had been considering Louisville as a host city, but because of financial reasons they have decided to host both events in Turin, Italy at the same time. Local chef and Slow Food Regional Governor Mark Williams says Louisville scored high marks with the council making the decision, but the decision to combine the events was purely financial.
Terra Madre is an international food network in 150 countries with a goal of global sustainability in food. The organizations come together every two years for a slow food colloquium.