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.
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.
New publication from Jessica B. Harris, culinary historian and founding Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective.
Harris receives America’s highest honour for food and hospitality professionals
EuroCHRIE, the international professional association that works to continually improve the quality of education and research in hospitality and tourism, is partnering with the Oxford Cultural Collective on the Ken Hom Scholarship.
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.
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.
The shortlist for the Jane Grigson Trust Award 2020 is announced today, Tuesday 25 February 2020.
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: […]
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.
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.
The Oxford Cultural Collective and Lee Kum Kee are pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of the Ken Hom – Lee Kum Kee Scholarship, designed to recognise talented future leaders of the international food, drink and hospitality sectors.
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.
Learn about the proposals from this year’s shortlisted candidates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New events series from the Oxford Cultural Collective will celebrate diversity of UK food culture.
Actor, chef, writer, broadcaster and Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective, Madhur Jaffrey has recently taken on an unexpected new role – rapper!
Launch of the 2019 exhibition of the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year – partner of OCC.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Oxford Cultural Collective is proud to present the opening dinner of the Fifth International Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival.
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.
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.
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.
Jeremiah Tower, Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective, has recently published his tenth book, Flavors of Taste.
Acclaimed Chef Ching-He Huang hosts a Chinese New Year celebration at Asia House, in Partnership with OCC, Lee Kum Kee and Asia House.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Robin Sheppard, Chairman and Founder of Bespoke Hotels, makes substantial financial donation to support student learning.