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.
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.
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.
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.
Secure a bursary of £2500 to undertake a research trip to Asia, to support the production of your first cookbook.
The 2023 edition of the renowned award, which acts as a launch pad for early career food and drink writers, is now accepting applications.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Complementing the formal Summit programme, memorable social events, featuring food prepared by a range of renowned chefs, helped foster new friendships and collaborations.
Donald Sloan in conversation Yan-Kit So Award Winner Julie Kleeman about life as a first-time author, restaurateur and cultural ambassador.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The role of higher education in supporting local food systems will form a key feature of Gastronomy Summit 2022.
Romy Gill MBE prepared the first in a new Culinary Salon series of dinners, jointly hosted by the Oxford Cultural Collective and Ulster University.
Chef, writer and entrepreneur Gaston Acurio, Peru’s leading culinary ambassador, will be joining us in Belfast for Gastronomy Summit 2022.
The shortlist for the Jane Grigson Trust Award 2022 is announced today, Tuesday 22 February 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ulster University and the Oxford Cultural Collective – an initiative to extend opportunity and achieve social inclusion, through education.
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.
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.
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.
OCC Patron Marc Millon has launched a new weekly podcast, through which he shares his passion for Italian wine.
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.
Introducing ‘THE-ICE’ – official partner of Gastronomy Summit 2022
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.
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.
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.
We are thrilled to announce the shortlisted candidates for the 2021 Yan-Kit So Award for Food Writers on Asia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.