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OCC 2023 – Culinary Diplomacy

The Oxford Cultural Collective’s partnership with the US Embassy in London continues to celebrate the progressive impact of key figures in food and hospitality, from both the US and UK. 


On 4th December, OCC and the US Embassy welcomed food historian and OCC Patron Dr Jessica B Harris, for a screening of the Netflix Series, High on the Hog, inspired by Jessica’s book of the same name. More information here

Donald Sloan, Dr Jessica B Harris, Rodney Forde, Jimi Famurewa, Jessica Harris, Opeoluwa Odutayo, Julian George, Ivan Kilama, Philippe Sonou

On 21st June, chef and broadcaster Samin Nosrat was the guest of honour at a Culinary Diplomacy event focused on Changemakers in Food Drink and Hospitality. 120 guests enjoyed a discussion followed by dinner in Darby’s, prepared by Robin Gill and his team. 

Melissa Thompson, Asma Khan, Christina Tribble, Jimi Famurewa, Samin Nosrat, Lynne Levin, David Levin MBE and Claudia Roden CBE

Donald Sloan of OCC; Deputy US Ambassador, Matthew Palmer; CEO of Visit California, Caroline Beteta

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