The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) is a worldwide network of young people creating a better future through food.
It unites groups of young food enthusiasts, chefs, activists, students and food producers who participate in public debate about current issues and introduce young people to the world of gastronomy.
Through their unique events and activities, SFYN groups raise awareness about important food issues such as how to feed the world, food waste and sustainable food production and stimulate positive action.
SFYN's trademark event - the DiscoSoup - combines cooking a giant soup from vegetables destined for the dump with music and socializing, and makes a bold statement about food waste. The Food Film Festival Amsterdam, an annual three-day festival looks at food from all angles, presenting documentaries and feature films as well as debates and workshops. Throughout the year, SFYN events are held across the world, from markets, conferences and festivals to tomato-making days.
Students from the University of Gastronomic Sciences and other universities together with young farmers, fishers, artisans, chefs and activists launched the SFYN in 2007. Today the network is represented in many countries - from Korea to France, the USA and Mexico.
Slow Food membership is discounted for people under 30 years of age.