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Dinner with Ken Hom – at George Heriot’s School

Ken Hom OBE, renowned chef, writer, broadcaster and Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective, is joining pupils from George Heriot’s School in Edinburgh to prepare dinner in support of Action Against Hunger.

Thursday, February 20 2020, 7pm - 11pm, at George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9EQ

Beyond conflict: a celebration of Syrian Food and Culture

Lunch with Anissa Helou, prepared by Mataz Alzari.
Part the series: Migrations – All Our Voices, in partnership with Asia House Arts and the Bagri Foundation. 

Saturday, February 22 2020, 1pm - 2.30pm, at Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP

Palestinian food and culture: Dinner and conversation with Yasmin Khan

Enjoy dinner with Yasmin Khan, award-winning author, broadcaster and campaigner, with recipes chosen from her best-selling cookbook, Zaitoun. The evening will include Yasmin in conversation with Don Sloan, Chair of the Oxford Cultural Collective.
In partnership with Barings and EP Insights.

Thursday, February 27 2020, 6pm - 9.30pm, at Barings, 20 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7BF

A celebration of Italian culture through food and opera, with Fred Plotkin

Join Fred Plotkin, one of America’s foremost experts on opera and author of the best-selling series Italy for the Gourmet Traveller, for a magical celebration of Italy’s cultural contribution to the world. An event from ‘Kontentigo’, supported by the Oxford Cultural Collective.

Saturday, March 07 2020, 7pm - 11pm, at Army and Navy Club, 36-39 Pall Mall, St. James's, London SW1Y 5JN


Fozia Ismail: East African Food and Identity

This event forms part of Migrations: All Our Voices, a series of events that celebrate the positive contributions of generations of migrants who have shaped the UK’s rich and diverse culture.

Wednesday, November 20 2019, 6pm - 9pm, at Barings, 20 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7BF

Ching-He Huang: Closing Dinner – Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival

This year’s festival will close with a wonderful Chinese banquet prepared by Ching-He Huang, Emmy-nominated TV chef and cookery author.

Sunday, November 17 2019, 7.30pm - 11pm, at Sunborn Hotel, 35 Ocean Village Promenade, Gibraltar GX11 1AA,

Lunch with Ching-He Hung: Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival

Join Ching-He Huang, International Emmy-nominated chef, writer and broadcaster, for lunch and conversation at the Eliott Hotel.

Saturday, November 16 2019, 1pm - 3pm, at Eliott Hotel, 2 Governor's Parade, Gibraltar

Lunch with Jeremy Lee: Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival

Join Jeremy Lee, Chef Proprietor of London’s Quo Vadis, for lunch and conversation at the Bistro Point Restaurant, University of Gibraltar.

Friday, November 15 2019, 1pm - 3pm, at Bistro Point restaurant, University of Gibraltar

Jeremy Lee: Opening Dinner – Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival

This year’s festival will open with a sumptuous British feast from Jeremy Lee, Chef Proprietor of Quo Vadis and Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective.

Thursday, November 14 2019, 7.30pm - 11pm, at The Caleta Hotel, Sir Herbert Miles Rd, Catalan Bay, Gibraltar GX11 1AA

Claudia Roden and Yasmin Khan: Middle Eastern food and identity

Renowned food writers Claudia Roden and Yasmin Khan will join Donald Sloan, Chair of the Oxford Cultural Collective, to explore links between Middle Eastern food and personal and collective identities.

Monday, October 07 2019, 18.45 - 21.00, at Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP

Asian Restaurants: Securing the skills for success

Join Chef Ken Hom OBE; Asma Khan, Proprietor of Darjeeling Express; XueFeng Bai, UK Director of Din Tai Fung; and John Guthrie, Employment Policy Adviser of UK Hospitality, to address the skills crisis in the Asian restaurant sector.

Monday, September 30 2019, 6.30pm - 9pm, at China Exchange, 32a Gerrard Street, London, W1D 6JA

Chinese Cuisine: does cultural authenticity matter?

Part of the Lee Kum Kee Culinary Culture Series. Food consumers are increasingly interested in ‘culturally authenticity’, yet defining authenticity is fraught with difficulty. In this session, panellists will explore cultural authenticity with respect to Chinese cuisine.

Thursday, July 04 2019, 6.30pm - 9pm, at Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP

Launch – Migrations: all our voices

Join Baroness Sayeeda Warsi at the launch of ‘Migrations: all our voices’, a new events series from the Oxford Cultural Collective that will celebrate cultural difference as the defining characteristic of the British culinary scene. Dinner will be prepared by Romy Gill MBE.

Monday, June 17 2019, 7pm - 11pm, at Carousel, 71 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London W1U 8AB

Chinese Food Philosophy: A Recipe for Life

Chinese culinary traditions reveal much about the social, moral and religious codes that have long governed Chinese society.
In this session, our panellists will explore recent developments in Chinese food culture. Join Ching-He Huang, Bee Wilson and Dr Vivienne Lo in conversation with Donald Sloan.

Wednesday, January 16 2019, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, at Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP

Gibraltar Literary Festival Closing Dinner, with Diana Henry

The Oxford Cultural Collective is proud to be staging the closing dinner of the 2018 Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival, to be hosted by acclaimed food writer Diana Henry.

Sunday, November 18 2018, 7pm - 11pm, at University of Gibraltar

The Ivy Now: Fernando Peire in conversation with Donald Sloan

Join Fernando Peire, Director of The Ivy and The Club at The Ivy, in conversation with Donald Sloan. Together they will explore how this iconic Theatreland institution became one of the world’s most famous restaurants.

Friday, November 16 2018, 10am - 11am, at The Convent, Gibraltar

Gibraltar Literary Festival Opening Dinner, with Matt Tebbutt

The Oxford Cultural Collective is proud to be staging the opening dinner of this year’s Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival, to be prepared by the hugely popular Matt Tebbutt.

Thursday, November 15 2018, at Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar

Bittersweet: Exploring the Flavours of Gujurat with Samar Khatiwala

Join Samar Khatiwala to learn what inspired him to write a cookbook on Gujarati cuisine, and discuss the ingredients and varied influences, from Persian to Portuguese, which make it so unique.

Tuesday, October 23 2018, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, at China Exchange, 32A Gerrard Street, London, W1A 6JD

New Wave Chinese Restaurants: Our Latest Culinary Obsession

Join Jay Rayner, Alan Yau OBE and Andy Kwok to discover how recent changes in the UK’s Chinese restaurant sector are transforming our understanding of authentic regional Chinese dishes.

Tuesday, September 04 2018, 6.45pm - 9pm, at Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7LP

Tackling the skills crisis in Thai hospitality

This collaborative, high-impact seminar, to be co-hosted by the Oxford Cultural Collective, will focus on how to become an employer of choice in the Thai hospitality industry, and on recruiting, nurturing and retaining high-potential employees.

Thursday, July 12 2018, 3pm - 7.30pm, at Grand Hyatt Erawan, Bangkok

Pulp Facts: Celebrating Citrus

Join members of the OCC team in New Orleans for Pulp Fact: Celebrating Citrus – a seminar, followed by dinner prepared by Jeremy Lee, Jeremiah Tower and local chef Chris Montero at the Napoleon House in the heart of the French Quarter.

Saturday, June 09 2018, 6pm - 10pm, at Napoleon House, Chartres Street, New Orleans

Food writing: enhancing the human condition

Join Claudia Roden, Bee Wilson and Jeremy Lee, in conversation with Donald Sloan, exploring how food writing can enhance our lives.

Saturday, May 26 2018, 18.00hrs - 19.00hrs, at John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford

OCC Patrons’ Lunch – prepared by Jeremiah Tower

  Join the Oxford Cultural Collective’s Patrons for a special lunch prepared by legendary US chef Jeremiah Tower. Tickets cost £60 per guest, to include drinks reception and a four-course lunch with wine.  To book tickets, follow this link.   Our Patrons are a dedicated team of acclaimed food professionals who work to ensure the […]

Friday, March 23 2018, 1pm - 3pm, at Brookes Restaurant, Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BP

Food and Drink: defining a sense of place. Sabrina Ghayour, Skye McAlpine and Jose Pizarro – with Donald Sloan

Renowned chefs and food writers Sabrina Ghayour, Jose Pizarro and Skye McAlpine explore food and drink as a defining aspect of culture.
Part of the Oxford Cultural Collective’s contribution to the 2018 FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival

Monday, March 19 2018, 12 noon - 1pm, at Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BD

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