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COOKING: SIMPLY AND WELL, FOR ONE OR MANY – BY JEREMY LEE

COOKING: SIMPLY AND WELL FOR ONE OR MANY, the first book from Jeremy Lee, Oxford Cultural Collective Patron and Chef Proprietor of Quo Vadis in London’s Soho, was published in September this year, to great acclaim.

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Anna Pollock appointed Patron of Oxford Cultural Collective

The Oxford Cultural Collective is thrilled to announce the appointment of Anna Pollock as one of two new Patrons. Anna is a renowned strategist and passionate advocate for operating hospitality and tourism in harmony with nature.

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Andi Oliver appointed Patron of Oxford Cultural Collective

The Oxford Cultural Collective is thrilled to announce the appointment of Andi Oliver as one of two new Patrons, along with environmental strategist Anna Pollock.

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£10,000 Lou Willcock Scholarship open for entries – from Oxford Cultural Collective

Secure a grant of up to £10,000 to support your personal and professional development. Open to those aged from 18 to 29, who are UK residents working or studying in hospitality or gastronomy.

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2023 Yan-Kit So Memorial Award for Food Writers on Asia – open for entries

Secure a bursary of £2500 to undertake a research trip to Asia, to support the production of your first cookbook.

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2023 Jane Grigson Award for new writers on food and drink is open for entries

The 2023 edition of the renowned award, which acts as a launch pad for early career food and drink writers, is now accepting applications.

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Bermondsey Larder supports launch of OCC Trust

The launch reception for the OCC Trust was held at, and generously supported by, Bermondsey Larder, part of an independent group of restaurants with which the Oxford Cultural Collective has a strong association.  

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Fundraising campaign for Lou Willcock Scholarship

The newly formed OCC Trust (registered charity) has launched a fundraising campaign for the Lou Willcock Scholarship. The Trust has set an initial fundraising target of £100,000 and has already raised £50,000 (as of 21st June 2022).

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Launch of Oxford Cultural Collective Trust (registered charity)

The OCC Trust, a registered charity that will support the progressive educational agenda of the Oxford Cultural Collective, was formally launched at a reception at the Bermondsey Larder restaurant, London, on 13th June 2022.

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Culinary Diplomacy – food, drink and hospitality as catalysts for progressive change in society

The third event in the Culinary Diplomacy series from the Oxford Cultural Collective and the US Embassy in London, took place in Belfast on 13th April 2022.

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Chef Ken Hom awarded honorary CBE for services to charity, culinary arts and education

Chef Ken Hom, Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective, has been awarded an Honorary CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, for services to charity, culinary arts and education.

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Gastronomy Summit 2022: Social events to build a sense of community

Complementing the formal Summit programme, memorable social events, featuring food prepared by a range of renowned chefs, helped foster new friendships and collaborations.

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Taste Tibet – Yan-Kit So Award winner Julie Kleeman on life as a first-time author

Donald Sloan in conversation Yan-Kit So Award Winner Julie Kleeman about life as a first-time author, restaurateur and cultural ambassador.

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Hospitality education in UK universities – is it in terminal decline?

Donald Sloan of the Oxford Cultural Collective and Ruud Reuland, former Head of Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne, suggest time may be up for the established model of hospitality education in UK universities.

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Gastronomy Summit 2022: A Forum for Academic Exchange

In addition to contributions from distinguished keynote speakers, Gastronomy Summit 2022 welcomed academics from a range of universities worldwide, who presented on their current research, teaching and external impact.

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Gastronomy Summit 2022 – Keynote speakers: promoting a more progressive agenda in food, drink and hospitality

The quality of keynote contributions and the richness of discussions they inspired, built a collective sense that the Summit should be a recurring event, serving as a platform for those promoting more progressive thinking and practice in food, drink and hospitality.

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US Consul General hosting Culinary Diplomacy lunch at Gastronomy Summit 2022

The next event in the Culinary Diplomacy series will be a lunch on 13th April, as part of Gastronomy Summit 2022, an international gathering of academics and food industry professionals taking place at Ulster University, Belfast.

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Melissa Thompson – Helping Professional Communities Flourish: tackling Systemic Prejudice in Food, Drink and Hospitality

Drawing on her extensive experience as a food writer, Melissa Thompson will consider ways in which systemic racism is limiting career progression for food professionals of African and Caribbean origin working in the UK. She will explore tactics for community empowerment and reflect on how we might tackle embedded prejudice.

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Eating to Extinction or Protecting Diverse Communities

In conversation with Donald Sloan, Dan will the explore the world’s most endangered food cultures, and propose what we must do to protect the diverse communities they represent.

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Gastronomy Summit 2022 – Gala Dinner to Showcase Best of Northern Ireland – 13th April

The Gastronomy Summit 2022 Gala Dinner, at Belfast City Hall on 13th April, will showcase and celebrate the produce and talent that defines Northern Ireland as a leading food and drink destination.

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Gastronomy Summit 2022 – Michael Caines MBE and Marc Millon – Building local food systems: harnessing the power of community in Devon, UK

Gastronomy Summit 2022. In this session Michael Caines MBE and Marc Millon will consider close collaboration amongst food and drink professionals, as the key to creating a world-class gastronomic destination.

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Gastronomy Summit 2022 – Dr Jessica B. Harris – Culinary History: A Community Confidence Builder

In her keynote session, distinguished culinary historian Dr Jessica B. Harris, will explore how the study of culinary history can reveal hidden and suppressed stories and, in doing so, instill confidence across communities.

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Gastronomy Summit 2022 – ‘Tatale’ – dinner from Akwasi Brenya-Mensa – 12th April

Dinner at Gastronomy Summit 2022, on 12th April, will be prepared by Ghanaian-British cook and curator, Akwasi Brenya-Mensa, in partnership with culinary arts management students from Ulster University.

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Gastronomy Summit 2022 – Education: supporting the development of local food systems

The role of higher education in supporting local food systems will form a key feature of Gastronomy Summit 2022.

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Culinary Salon – Romy Gill MBE prepares first dinner in new series

Romy Gill MBE prepared the first in a new Culinary Salon series of dinners, jointly hosted by the Oxford Cultural Collective and Ulster University.

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Gastronomy Summit 2022 – Chef Gaston Acurio on Cultural Reinvention: reshaping the image of a nation

Chef, writer and entrepreneur Gaston Acurio, Peru’s leading culinary ambassador, will be joining us in Belfast for Gastronomy Summit 2022.

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The Jane Grigson Trust Award for New Food and Drink Writers – 2022 Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the Jane Grigson Trust Award 2022 is announced today, Tuesday 22 February 2022.

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Jeremy Lee, Chef Proprietor of Quo Vadis, to prepare next dinner in Culinary Salon series at Ulster University

The next dinner in the series will be prepared by Jeremy Lee, Chef Proprietor of the beloved Quo Vadis, , working with hospitality and culinary arts management students from Ulster University.  

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Gastronomy Summit 2022. ‘Taster’ – Food and Drink Tourism: helping local communities flourish

In this short ‘taster’ for Gastronomy Summit 2022, Aine Kearney, Director of Business Support and Events for Tourism NI, first reflects on why Northern Ireland is an ideal location in which to explore how food and drink tourism delivers multiple benefits to local communities.

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Culinary Salon to bring top chefs to Belfast

In partnership with the Oxford Cultural Collective, Ulster University is launching a Culinary Salon: a series of dinners prepared by some of the UK and Ireland’s best loved chefs and food writers.

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Gastronomy Summit 2022 – Anna Pollock to address Regenerative Hospitality

Anna Pollock, one of numerous high-profile keynote speakers at Gastronomy Summit 2022, is a renowned strategist and passionate advocate for operating hospitality and tourism in harmony with nature.

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Academy – supporting Northern Ireland as a Food and Drink Destination

OCC Partner, Academy: the Centre for Food, Drink and Culture, will make a significant contribution to the ongoing development of Northern Ireland as a leading food and drink destination.

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Ulster University’s new Academy signals major investment in hospitality education

For the last three years, the Oxford Cultural Collective has been working with Ulster University to conceptualise and launch a new educational hub – Academy: the Centre for Food, Drink and Culture.

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Partnership with Antonio Carluccio Foundation – a catalyst for social inclusion

Ulster University and the Oxford Cultural Collective – an initiative to extend opportunity and achieve social inclusion, through education.

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Gastronomy Summit 2022 – community regeneration through food, drink and hospitality

The Oxford Cultural Collective is working in partnership with Ulster University to stage Gastronomy Summit 2022, a landmark event, to be held in Belfast on 11th to 13th April 2022, which will bring together members of the global culinary community to explore and celebrate the transformative power of food, drink and hospitality.  

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Culinary Diplomacy – US Embassy in partnership with the Oxford Cultural Collective

The US Embassy in London and the Oxford Cultural Collective are working together to deliver a programme of Culinary Diplomacy, to explore and celebrate the best of American food culture.

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A message from Gok Wan MBE – launch of fundraising appeal for Golden Chopsticks Awards Scholarship

Gok Wan MBE, Lucy Tse-Mitchell and Sarah Lewis, co-founders of the Golden Chopsticks Awards, invite you to support a new annual scholarship programme, to be launched in partnership with the Oxford Cultural Collective.

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Marc Millon launches new Italian wine podcast

OCC Patron Marc Millon has launched a new weekly podcast, through which he shares his passion for Italian wine.

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Maria Garbutt-Lucero wins 2021 Yan-Kit So Memorial Award for Food Writers on Asia

The Oxford Cultural Collective is delighted to announce that Maria Garbutt-Lucero (@baboyclub) has won the 2021 Yan-Kit So Memorial Award for Food Writers on Asia.

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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 (poster format)

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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