The Kalamazoo Foodways Symposium is an annual event that provides historical, cultural, and practical insights into the region's food and food systems, and equally important, serves as a convening point for students, practitioners, and the community to come together to ensure our local food system remains strong and vibrant.
The event is made possible in part by a grant from the KVCC Foundation, and a strong collaboration between various departments of Kalamazoo Valley Community College and the Greater Kalamazoo community.
Each year, the event has a different theme and focus. Celebrating the rich cultural histories of members in the community has brought people closer together and allowed community members to showcase their skills and share special family recipes.
Empowering a rich and vibrant food system for our community.
Our mission is to inspire and empower Greater Kalamazoo communities to honor our agricultural history and heritage cuisines, celebrate good food, and work together to build a just and healthy future for all.