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Culinary Salon Dinner with Robin Gill

The seventh dinner in the Culinary Salon series, to be held on 28th March 2023, will be prepared by London-based chef Robin Gill. 

Dinner and conversation with Gok Wan MBE and Ken Hom CBE

Join us for dinner and conversation with two of our best loved national treasures, chef and broadcaster Ken Hom CBE and tv presenter and fashion consultant Gok Wan MBE.

Culinary Salon Dinner with Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL

The sixth dinner in the series, to be held on the evening of 8th February, will be hosted by Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL, chef, restaurateur, educationalist and broadcaster.

Culinary Salon Dinner with Felicity Cloake

The next dinner in the Culinary Salon series will be designed and hosted by Felicity Cloake, award-winning author and Guardian food writer. 

A Taste of Tibet from Julie Kleeman (in conversation with Donald Sloan)

    Join Donald Sloan in conversation with Julie Kleeman, past winner of the Yan-Kit So Award from the Oxford Cultural Collective and co-author of Taste Tibet: Family Recipes from the Himalayas.   Tuesday, May 17 2022, 6.30pm – 8pm, at China Exchange, 32A Gerrard Street, London, W1D 6JA   Follow this link to book […]

Culinary Salon Dinner, prepared by Jeremy Lee

The next Culinary Salon Dinner, in partnership with Ulster University, will be prepared by Jeremy Lee, Chef Proprietor of Quo Vadis, working with hospitality and culinary arts management students from Ulster University.  

Hospitality Education – The State of the Art

EP and the Oxford Cultural Collective will stage an online discussion on 30th September 2020 to explore the future of hospitality education in the UK.

Thinking things through: getting your career back on track, with Jean Roberts (an OCC Masterclass)

Jean Roberts presents a Masterclass to help you get back on track if you are facing change and uncertainty in your professional life.

Writing on Food and Culture: avoiding implicit bias, With Lolis Eric Elie (an OCC Masterclass)

Join Lolis Eric Elie as he explores ways in which cultural biases and assumptions can rob a writer of the ability to write sympathetically, insightfully and accurately about other cultures.

Building a Career in Food Journalism, With Karen Barnes (an OCC Masterclass)

Join Karen Barnes, Editor of Delicious magazine, to learn how to build a career in food journalism.

Finding your Voice in Food Media, with Zoe Adjonyoh (an OCC Masterclass)

Join Zoe Adjonyoh to learn how an appreciation of the power of story, authenticity and structured narrative can help you find your tribe and grow you and your food business faster.   To learn more and to book your place on this OCC Masterclass, follow this link.

A Feast for the Eyes, with Felicity Cloake (an OCC Masterclass)

Join Felicity Cloake, columnist for the Guardian and New Statesman, to learn how an appreciation of great food writing from the past and present can inform your own approach to writing about food.

How to Build a Brand, with Yasmin Khan (an OCC Masterclass)

Join Yasmin Khan, writer and activist, to learn how to create a successful personal or business brand. How to stand out in a competitive market, raise your income and better connect your work to your mission so that you can reach the widest possible audience..

A love letter to Palestine, with Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley

Donald Sloan in conversation with Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley, authors of FALASTIN

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Zoe Adjonyoh to host OCC Migrations event with Barings

  18th September 2019   Barings, the global financial services firm, is to contribute to the Oxford Cultural Collective’s series entitled Migrations: all our voices, by staging events at its London headquarters.   The Migrations series is a celebration of the positive ways in which generations of migrants have shaped the UK’s rich and diverse […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 […]

Oxford Cultural Collective Annual Dinner in honour of the BBc Radio 4 Food Programme

This year’s OCC dinner, in partnership with the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival, will be a British feast prepared by Angela Hartnett, Jeremy Lee, Fergus Henderson and Margot Henderson

My Soul Looks Back: Jessica B. Harris interviewed by Boyd Tonkin

Jessica B Harris, pre-eminent scholar on the food and culture of the African Diaspora and Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective, is interviewed by Boyd Tonkin of The Independent about her captivating memoir, My Soul Looks Back.

The Ken Hom Lecture: The Future of China Towns with Ken Hom, Fuchsia Dunlop, Freya Aitken-Turff and Geoff Leong

Join Ken Hom, Fuchsia Dunlop, Freya Aitken-Turff and Geoff Leong to consider the future of China Towns. Part of a series on Asian food and culture in partnership with Lee Kum Kee Europe.

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

A Celebration of Chinese New Year: Dinner and Conversation with Ching-He Huang

Join Ching-He Huang, international Emmy-nominated TV chef and cookery writer, to celebrate the approach of Chinese New Year 2018. This special evening will include a drinks reception; Ching ‘in conversation’ with Don Sloan, sharing insights into her extraordinary career; and dinner designed by Ching, with wine.

A Parsi Feast

Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL to prepare opening dinner of Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, held in association with The Oxford Cultural Collective.


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