The Slow Food Buzău Community is pleased to announce the organization of the “Slow Food Romania Conference”, which will take place on May 24 at the “I.C. Brătianu” Museum Centre in Buzău. The conference brings together for the first time in Buzău the Slow Food communities in Romania as well as artisanal food enthusiasts from all over the country.

In addition to the conference, the Slow Food Buzău Community invites you on May 25 and 26 to the “Craftsmen’s Market”, in the village of Berca, at the entrance to the UNESCO International Geopark “Buzau County”, to the fourth edition of the fair of artisan producers.

We invite you to authentically explore flavour, tradition and sustainability. The four-day event, from 24-26 May, is a unique opportunity for both seasoned enthusiasts of the international Slow Food movement and newcomers curious about artisanal production to meet, share experiences and learn about new food concepts.

The programme is attractively designed to stimulate the senses, combining talks on organic and artisan food and drink with Slow Travel philosophy and UNESCO Geopark explorations.

This event is a fitting culmination of the Slow Food movement, an international initiative dedicated to preserving good food practices while advocating for good, clean and fair food for all.

Overview (24-25 May 2024)

Date/ TimeProgrammeLocation
Friday, 24 May 10.00-16.30Slow Food Romania ConferenceI.C. Brătianu Museum Centre, Buzău
Saturday, 25 May
Sunday, 26 May
Artisans Market – Slow Food & Gourmet Hub Buzău Berca/ Moara Veche Inn
Saturday, 25 May
Sunday, 26 May
Tourist program and guided tours – UNESCO Geopark Ținutul Buzăului and other destinations Cloudy Volcanoes, Berca Fortress, Cândești Mansion, Bradu Fortress and more
E-bike tours

Slow Food Romania Conference – Program

Location. Nicolae Bălcescu nr.48, Buzău (city)

Date/Time: Friday, 24 May 2024, 10.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Cost of participation: 120 Lei (Tickets online)


9.30- 10.00 Check-in
10.00Welcome speech
– Thorsten Kirschner- Founder/ Speaker Slow Food Buzău
– Petre Emanoil Neagu – President of Buzău County Council
– Constantin Toma – Mayor of Buzău Municipality
– Slow Food International Representative
10.30 Panel 1 : Production and promotion of artisanal and organic food and beverages – Opportunities for entrepreneurs and local community development
12.15Panel 2: Slow Food as a promoter of local tourism development – Best practices from Romania and abroad
14.00Lunch Break

– Tasting of products from the Slow Food Buzău community
– Exhibition presenting the UNESCO Buzau County Geopark and products from the area
14.45-16.30Panel 3: Farm-to-table & others – New cooperation approaches between small farmers, guesthouses and restaurants for a diversified culinary offer

Artisans Market – Slow Food & Gourmet Hub Buzău

Location. Calea Șoimului 282/ corner with Valea Lupului Street, Berca

Date/Time: Saturday/Sunday, 25/26 May 2024, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Entry: free of charge/no participation fee

Programme (preliminary)

10.00-18.00Slow Food Fair – with producers from Buzau / Muntenia area
Special corner for Slow Food communities in Romania
Arts & Crafts Corner
Gourmet Street Food
Slow Food Education Exhibition
Exhibition with ii – Bisocean Heritage
13.00Live cooking show
11.00-17.00Educational-creative workshops for children (creation, painting, sensorial)
Interactive pottery workshop (representative of the Aluniș Art Centre)
15.00Live music