Every summer, Taste takes over Regent’s Park for a next level food-fuelled garden party, slap bang in the centre of one of the coolest cities on earth. You will be joined by 55,000 hungry Londoners, ready to devour the best food and drink in the country.


The Taste event (now in it's 20th year) rounds up the hottest London restaurants, hunts down the future food heroes, hits up a few chefs about to launch their next big thing, and throws a festival celebrating it all, in Regent's Park London. Alongside the established restaurants that remain for the whole festival, a line-up of Daily Specials gives the chance to sample some of the city’s tastiest new concepts, popping up for one or two days only.

Who is this for?

For chefs, catering staff and anyone looking for new menu ideas. 

Bursary places

There will be bursary places available free of charge and the TUCO Academy will be accepting applications up to the closing date of the 30th of May 2024 through the following form: Bursary Application Form Please do not use the booking form button on the right.

Why should I take part?

Tastings sans your senses, cocktails that communicate with your brainwaves, whisky vending machines, desserts with insect sprinkles, it’s safe to say they’ve done it all at Taste over the years. It’s time to take a leap and embrace the future of flavour, if you haven’t tried it yet, you will at Taste. Arrive hungry.

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How will it help me?

During the event, you will benefit from…

  • An opportunity to engage with industry peers and chefs from the private sector as well as colleagues 
  • Getting ideas for new food concepts and the opportunity to sample products
  • Meeting a vast array of over 150 artisan producers at the Taste market
  • Taking part in one of the classes at the Taste event (subject to availability, including the Taste Cook and BBQ Cook School) 
  • Having access to the recipes post event

What’s included?

  • Transport to the Taste event 
  • Overnight accommodation during your stay
  • Entry to the Taste Festival
  • Food and drink each day

What’s not included?

Anything not listed on the itinerary including, but not limited to:

  • Additional drinks, room service, trips not on the itinerary etc. 

Provisional Itinerary:

A provisional itinerary : Bag drop at the hotel will be from 10:30-11:00 on the 13th of June, the Festival afternoon session on the 14th of June will end at 16:00 when the study tour will end. 

Final itineraries will be emailed approx. 1 week prior to the event commencement. 




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  • I can’t see a particular course/training, can you run it?

    If you are interested in receiving training that is not already offered by TUCO Academy, pop us an email or give us a call and we will see if we can source it for you. By going through TUCO Academy you will be able to purchase the training at a subsidised rate and if you can offer the training to other members it will reduce the cost further. 

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  • Can I request a course or development day be held at my organisation?

    The TUCO Academy has worked hard to offer all training at a subsidised price, agreeing reduced corporate contract rates with hotels etc. - yet still understands the benefits of in-house training. To that end, working alongside the professional trainers, TUCO Academy can arrange for events to be held at your own institution, for no extra cost. 

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  • Who can use the training with TUCO Academy?

    All professional development events are available for ANY staff in institutions who are members of TUCO, not just employees in the hospitality, catering and commercial services department.

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  • Can I book on behalf of someone else in my organisation?

    Yes – the person making the booking doesn’t have to attend.

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  • How do I pay for my professional development event?

    You can opt to pay by credit card on the booking form directly or select to pay by invoice. If you need to submit a purchase order this can be entered in the booking form.

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