Founder & Governor of Slow Food Southern California
Founder of SFSD and Past Regional Slow Food USA
Regional Governor of Southern California
Gordon Smith founded Slow Food San Diego in 2001 and is dedicated to the movement. In 2005, he was appointed as the Governor of Slow Food for Southern California and was selected as a San Diego chef delegate to the Terra Madre in 2004 and 2006.
Chef Gordon, a respected specialist in spa cuisine, was instrumental in opening Deepak Chopra’s Center for Well Being.
During the LA Olympics, he was production kitchen manager for 7,000 athletes. Smith was twice named Best Chef of North County for his own restaurant, Basil Street Cafe in Encinitas. He is working on a cookbook, Save the Males! A Kitchen guidebook for Men, works as a private chef and owns Aah Yum Catering.
Our current Regional Governor is Lisa Lucas Talbot (Slow Food Los Angeles)