Sydney found her passion for good, clean, fair food through her work as Sales Director at Farm to Chef, a purveyor specializing in locally grown produce, meat and dairy. There Sydney worked closely with chefs to develop new channels for local growers to sell their product. Following her time at Farm to Chef, Sydney joined Sea to Table, a seafood purveyor that works with sustainably-managed family fisheries. It was at Sea to Table that Sydney first became involved with Slow Food NYC. Working closely with the local chapter, she helped to create the vetting standard for seafood partners and ultimately joined the Snail of Approval committee. Sydney's work with that committee include participating in the development and execution of the Farmer Forum series as well as the first Producer Summit. Sydney joined the Slow Food NYC board in 2014.