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Jessica Harris inducted into James Beard Foundation ‘cookbook hall of fame’

Dr Jessica B. Harris, Patron of OCC, is this year’s recipient of the James Beard Foundation’s most prestigious award, induction into the Cookbook Hall of Fame.

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Lynne Levin appointed Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective

We are delighted to announce that Lynne Levin has been appointed a Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective. Known for her success in the international wine trade, Lynne is also a long-term supporter of higher education.

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Food for thought at launch of ‘Migrations: all our voices’

Marc Millon, Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective, reflects on the launch of Migrations: all our voices, an important new initiative that is both a celebration of Britain’s diverse food culture and a call to action at a time of growing disharmony in society. 

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EP Magazine partners with Oxford Cultural Collective to support ‘Migrations: all our voices’

EP Magazine, the publication that promotes progressive thinking in the UK hospitality industry, has become a key partner in Migrations: all our voices, a new initiative from the Oxford Cultural Collective.

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Oxford Cultural Collective to stage joint events with Carousel

The Oxford Cultural Collective will be staging joint events with Carousel, London’s award-winning creative hub for chef residences, workshops, art exhibitions and gastronomic experiences.

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BBC Food and Farming Awards – Future Food Finalists

BBC Radio 4’s On Your Farm focuses on the BBC Food and Farming Awards – Future Food category, judged by Don Sloan of the Oxford Cultural Collective and William Kendall, leading food entrepreneur.

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‘Migrations: all our voices’ – New events series from OCC

New events series from the Oxford Cultural Collective will celebrate diversity of UK food culture.

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Chef, actor….rapper? Madhur Jaffrey’s latest role.

Actor, chef, writer, broadcaster and Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective, Madhur Jaffrey has recently taken on an unexpected new role – rapper!

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2019 Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year Exhibition

Launch of the 2019 exhibition of the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year – partner of OCC.

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Upper House, Hong Kong, welcomes winner of OCC Award

The first OCC Award (Thailand) was presented to Evelyne Hahang of the of the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok. She chose to undertake her period of experiential professional development at the renowned Upper House hotel in Hong Kong.

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Jane Grigson Trust Award 2019 – Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the Jane Grigson Trust Award 2019 was announced on Tuesday 19th February. The £2000 Award, created in memory Jane Grigson, is made to a first-time writer of a book about food or drink which has been commissioned but has not yet been published.

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New partnership with Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year

The Oxford Cultural Collective has formed an exciting new partnership with Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, the prestigious awards programme that celebrates the very best food photography from around the world (left – ’40 Years’ by Kayako Sareen).

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BBC Food and Farming Awards 2019

Learn what Don Sloan and William Kendall are searching for as judges of the Farming Today Future Food Award – part of the 2019 BBC Food and Farming Awards

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Asian restaurants face growing skills crisis

At the latest event in the Lee Kum Kee Culinary Culture Series, from the Oxford Cultural Collective, panellists discussed New Wave Chinese Restaurants: Our Latest Culinary Obsession.

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Fred Plotkin appointed a Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective

Fred Plotkin, known for his expertise on opera, classical music, gastronomy, wine, history, culture, travel and anything related to Italy, has been appointed a Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective.

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Oxford Cultural Collective Forms partnership with Carnegie Hall, New York

The Oxford Cultural Collective is thrilled to announce a partnership with Carnegie Hall, one of the United States’ most respected cultural institutions. OCC will stage three events in New York in May 2019 as part of Carnegie Hall’s festival – Migrations: The Making of America.

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Hospitable Campus: foodservice management and student wellbeing

A new report prepared by the Oxford Cultural Collective, on behalf of The University Caterers Organisation, urges UK universities to consider the role of on-campus food, drink and hospitality in supporting positive student wellbeing.

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The Oxford Cultural Collective at the 2018 Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival

The Oxford Cultural Collective staged the opening at closing dinners at this year’s Gibunco Gibraltar Oxford Literary festival, in partnership with Matt Tebbutt and Diana Henry.

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Applications invited for 2019 Yan-Kit So Memorial Award for Food Writers on Asia

Applications are now invited for the 2019 Yan-Kit So Memorial Award for Food Writers on Asia, one of the UK’s most generous food-writing bursaries. The award winner will be an emerging writer who has the ability to enhance our understanding and appreciation of Asian food culture.

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Oxford Cultural Collective strengthens links in Thailand

The Oxford Cultural Collective is strengthening its working partnerships in Thailand through projects that enhance opportunities for those who work in the food, drink and hospitality sectors.

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Charles Campion wins Great taste Award for contribution to fine food

Charles Campion, acclaimed food writer, broadcaster and Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective, has received the Contribution to Fine Food Award at the prestigious Great Taste Awards.

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Call for entries: 2019 Jane Grigson Trust Award

The 2019 Jane Grigson Trust Award for first time writers of books on food or drink is now open for entries from writers, publishers and agents (closing date is 30 November 2018). Judges for this year’s award include Geraldene Holt and Jeremy Lee, Patrons of the Oxford Cultural Collective.

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OCC staging opening dinner of Gibraltar Literary Festival, prepared by Matt Tebbutt

The Oxford Cultural Collective is proud to present the opening dinner of the Fifth International Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival.

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Oxford Cultural Collective to co-host skills conference in Bangkok

The Oxford Cultural Collective continues to work with multiple partners in Thailand on projects that address the growing skills gap in the country’s hospitality, food and drinks sectors. It will co-host a one-day seminar on this issue on 12th July at the Hyatt Grant Erawan, in central Bangkok.

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The Oxford Cultural Collective at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival

The Oxford Cultural Collective is proud to maintain a strong working relationship with the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival. This year, OCC contributed a series of events that capitalised on the public’s growing fascination with food, drink and culture.

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TUCO and OCC to encourage new thinking for on-campus hospitality

The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) has commissioned the Oxford Cultural Collective to explore how on-campus hospitality and food provision can play a more significant role in delivering a positive student experience.

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Flavors of Taste, from Jeremiah Tower

Jeremiah Tower, Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective, has recently published his tenth book, Flavors of Taste.

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Ching-He Huang hosts opening event in Lee Kum Kee Culinary Culture Series

Acclaimed Chef Ching-He Huang hosts a Chinese New Year celebration at Asia House, in Partnership with OCC, Lee Kum Kee and Asia House.

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Jeremiah Tower appointed Patron of The Oxford Cultural Collective

Jeremiah Tower, founder of the legendary Stars restaurant in San Francisco and widely regarded as the father of modern American gastronomy, has been appointed a Patron of The Oxford Cultural Collective.

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Lee Kum Kee supports series of events on Asian food and culture

The Oxford Cultural Collective is delighted to announce a new partnership with Lee Kum Kee and Asia House to create a series of high profile events focused on the food and culture of Asia.

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Jessica B Harris on longlist for PEN America Literary Award

Dr Jessica B Harris, Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective, has been longlisted for a prestigious PEN America Literary Award for her recent memoir, My Soul Looks Back.

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LAUNCH OF OCC AWARD 2018 (THAILAND)

The Oxford Cultural Collective has launched a major new award in Thailand to celebrate the talents of young workers in the hospitality, food and drinks sectors

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Samar Khatiwala wins 2017 Yan-Kit So Award for Food Writers on Asia

Hosted by the Oxford Cultural Collective, the Yan-Kit So Award recognises an emerging writer who has the ability to enhance our understanding of Asian food culture.

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Robin Sheppard makes substantial financial donation to support student learning

Robin Sheppard, Chairman and Founder of Bespoke Hotels, makes substantial financial donation to support student learning.

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