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Gastronomy Summit 2022 – ‘THE-ICE’ becomes official Summit partner

Introducing ‘THE-ICE’ – official partner of Gastronomy Summit 2022

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Gastronomy Summit 2022 – Call for Good Practice Case Studies

The call for Good Practice Case Studies is now open and it closes on 31st January 2022.  Once delegates have booked to attend Gastronomy Summit 2022, they are welcome to submit Good Practice Case Studies, in line with requirements.

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Why Hong Kong? Winners of Ken Hom – Lee Kum Kee Scholarship to experience city’s unique culinary culture.

The winners of the 2021 Ken Hom – Lee Kum Kee Scholarship will enjoy a bespoke trip to Hong Kong to experience the city’s unique culinary culture.

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A Curious Absence of Chickens: a Journal of Life, Food and Recipes from Puglia – the new book from Sophie Grigson

Sophie Grigson – A Curious Absence of Chickens: A Journal of Life, Food and Recipes in Puglia. Don Sloan talks to Sophie Grigon about her new life in Puglia.

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Yan-Kit So Award for Food Writers on Asia – 2021 Shortlist Announced

We are thrilled to announce the shortlisted candidates for the 2021 Yan-Kit So Award for Food Writers on Asia.

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Gastronomy Summit 2022. ‘Taster’ – Embedding peace and social cohesion: the role of civil society

In this short ‘taster’ for Gastronomy Summit 2022, Professor Duncan Morrow of Ulster University considers the role of civil society, including those working in food, drink and hospitality, in embedding peace and social cohesion in Northern Ireland. 

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Gastronomy Summit 2022. ‘Taster’ – food, drink, hospitality and community transformation

In this short ‘taster for Gastronomy Summit 2022, Michele Shirlow and Anna Pollock reflect on the power of food, drink and hospitality to effect positive transformation of local communities.

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High on the Hog – Netflix series based on the work of Jessica B. Harris

High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America, is a new four-part docu-series from Netflix based on Jessica B. Harris’s book of the same name.

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Oxford Cultural Collective at the London Design Biennale – Dinner in Observance of Juneteenth

The Oxford Cultural Collective is privileged to be working in partnership with the US Embassy in London and the Pavilion of the African Diaspora at the London Design Biennale, to stage a dinner in observance of Juneteenth, a reflective day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.

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Future Careers Fair 2021 (online) – 28th May – Keynote Speakers

Meet our distinguished keynote speakers, who will share personal insights that will help with your transition to work, and with taking the first steps in your career.

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Ritrovo – featured exhibitor – Future Careers Fair 2021

Meet Ritrovo at Future Careers Fair 2021. Ritrovo is a new personal leadership development resource platform which contains curated personal stories from a range of respected leaders who share a commitment to supporting the next generation.

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JUMEIRAH HOTELS AND RESORTS – FEATURED EXHIBITOR – FUTURE CAREERS FAIR 2021

Join Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts at Future Careers Fair 2021. Jumeirah operates a world-class portfolio of 23 hotels across the Middle East, Europe and Asia and employs 8000 staff, representing 106 countries.

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Swire Hotels – featured exhibitor – Future Careers Fair 2021

Join Swire Hotels at Future careers Fair 2021. They believe the happiest places to work are where team members can be their authentic selves.

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Yummy Jobs – featured Exhibitor – Future Careers Fair 2021

Over the last twenty-one years, Yummy Jobs has provided more than 18,000 students and graduates with outstanding work opportunities in the United States.

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CALLING ALL GRADUATES IN HOSPITALITY, CULINARY ARTS, TRAVEL AND TOURISM

An international online careers fair for graduates, which will offer reassurance that hospitality, travel and tourism remain vibrant sectors within which to build fulfilling and enjoyable management and leadership careers.

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Ken Hom – Lee Kum Kee Scholarship 2021 – open for applications

The Oxford Cultural Collective is pleased to announce that applications for prestigious Ken Hom – Lee Kum Kee Scholarship 2021 opened on Monday 26th April 2021. The closing date for applications is 27th August 2021.

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Future Careers Fair 2021 – Hospitality, Travel and Tourism (28th May)

The Oxford Cultural Collective and Representation Plus are collaborating to stage an online careers fair on 28 May 2021, with the purpose of supporting and re-engaging graduates with top employers.

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Recovering Black History

Dr Jessica B. Harris, OCC Patron, was recently joined in conversation by actor and singer Leslie Odom Jr. and musician Questlove, for the premier of Recovering Black History, a Curator Culture series from the Studio Museum in Harlem.

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Exciting new ventures from Michael Caines

Michael Caines MBE, Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective, continues to develop his ground-breaking hospitality business. As the sector begins to emerge from lockdown, it is refreshing to witness his ongoing success, which is so important to the economy and culture of Devon. 

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Gastronomy Summit 2022 – Call for Submissions now open

The call for submissions of academic papers and posters is now open.

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Gastronomy Summit 2022

Ulster University, in partnership with the Oxford Cultural Collective, is staging Gastronomy Summit 2022 in Belfast, in April 2022.

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The Jane Grigson Trust Award for New Food Writers – Shortlist 2021

The Oxford Cultural Collective is proud to support The Jane Grigson trust Award for New Food Writers. The shortlist for the Jane Grigson Trust Award 2021 is announced today, Monday 22 February 2021.

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Ken Hom – Lee Kum Kee Scholarship 2021

The Ken Hom – Lee Kum Kee Scholarship 2021 will soon be open for entries.

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Tribute to Charles Campion

Donald Sloan pays tribute to Charles Campion, writer, broadcaster and Founding Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective, who died on 23rd December 2020.

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OCC Trust to support students and early career professionals

The OCC Trust, a newly registered charity, will support the educational agenda of the Oxford Cultural Collective.

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African American: Making the Nation’s Table

Dr. Jessica B. Harris, Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective, is Lead Curator for a new exhibition – African American: Making the Nation’s Table – to be staged at the Africa Center in Harlem, NYC.

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Hospitality Education: Time for a Radical Rethink

There is a growing consensus that if hospitality education is to have a bright future, it is time for a significantly different approach. Over two webinar sessions on 30th September, hosted by OCC and EP, a new strategy was proposed.

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Antonio Carluccio Outreach Programme – Ulster University

With the support of the Oxford Cultural Collective, Ulster University has entered a partnership with the Antonio Carluccio Foundation to encourage school leavers from across Northern Ireland to consider university as an option.

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Callum Irwin wins Ken Hom – Lee Kum Kee Scholarship 2020

Callum Irwin, who has recently graduated from Ulster University with a first class honours degree in Culinary Arts Management, is the recipient of the inaugural Ken Hom – Lee Kum Kee Scholarship.

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Oxford Cultural Collective leading on development of new educational institute in Bangladesh

The Oxford Cultural Collective is working in partnership with Daffodil International University (DIU), Dhaka, Bangladesh, to create a new educational institute – the Daffodil Oxford Centre of Excellence for Hospitality (DOCEH).

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Fridays with Fred Plotkin

Fred Plotkin, pleasure activity, passionate opera expert and Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective, speaks every Friday with fascinating people in the music world. The shows are broadcast on the Idagio classical music streaming service.

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Show your support for independent wine producers

Lynne and David Levin have recently launched a user-friendly online ordering platform for Great Wine Estates. They are happy to offer a 15% loyalty discount to friends of the Oxford Cultural Collective.

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Vintage postcards from the African world – a new book from Jessica B. Harris

New publication from Jessica B. Harris, culinary historian and founding Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective.

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OCC Patron, Jessica B. Harris, honoured with James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award 2020

Harris receives America’s highest honour for food and hospitality professionals

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OCC joins George Heriot’s School to raise funds for Action Against Hunger

In partnership with George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh, the Oxford Cultural Collective recently staged a dinner for 90 guests, raising £11,000 for Action Against Hunger.

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Planned launch of Daffodil – Oxford: Centre of Excellence for Hospitality

The Oxford Cultural Collective has formed a working partnership with Daffodil International University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to establish a ground-breaking centre of excellence for hospitality and culinary arts education.

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Jane Grigson Trust Award 2020 – Shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Jane Grigson Trust Award 2020 is announced today, Tuesday 25 February 2020.

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OCC at the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival

  7th November 2019 The Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival, now one of the outstanding literary events in the English speaking world, features distinguished novelists, historians, biographers and public figures from Britain and elsewhere. The Oxford Cultural Collective is pleased to be working in partnership with the festival to stage a variety of culinary events: […]

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Barings to support OCC series: Migrations – all our voices

Barings has joined forces with OCC and EP to stage its own series of events that will acknowledge the creative and productive energy of its diverse, international workforce. 

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Julie Kleeman Wins 2019 Yan-Kit So Award for Food Writers on Asia

Kleeman’s winning entry was her proposal for The Tibetan Table, a tribute to an ancient cuisine that has developed in relative isolation. She aims to document the unique culinary traditions of the Tibetan people, spanning home cooking, nomad food, festive occasions, picnics and the food of the Diaspora.

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Call for entries to the Jane Grigson Trust Award for New Food and Drink Writers 2020

The 2020 Jane Grigson Trust Award for first time writers of books about food and drink is now open for entries from writers, publishers and agents. The closing date is 30 November 2019.

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Shortlisted candidates announced for the 2019 Yan-Kit So Award for food writers on Asia

Learn about the proposals from this year’s shortlisted candidates.

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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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