We run a variety of TUCO events and our annual Awards, as well as promoting industry and supplier events.

TUCO Competitions

We are delighted to confirm the TUCO Competitions event will return in April 2024, hosted at the University of Warwick.
Two days of competition, networking and collaboration of chefs, baristas and bar tenders from across the TUCO membership.
More details will be posted here shortly for entry, attendance and exhibiting at the event.

TUCO Competitions 2024

TUCO Summer Conference

The TUCO Summer Conference will be hosted at the University of Exeter in July 2024, and will bring together member institutions from all over the country for three days of of learning and networking sessions.  More details will be posted here shortly, click on the link below to view the details from the 2023 Summer Conference.

TUCO Conference 2024

TUCO Winter Conference

The Winter Conference is a one-day event and an opportunity to network with your peers before the Christmas break. The event is free of charge to full members and you'll hear from key industry speakers.

The 2023 Winter Conference was held at the University of Kent. 

TUCO Winter Conference 2023


TUCO Awards

The TUCO Awards recognise and celebrate effort, improvement and achievement from all levels of staff within our member institutions.

TUCO Awards 2023



Industry Events

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Food & Drink Expo

29 April - 1 May

NEC Birmingham

Food & Drink Expo provides the number one route to the UK food and drink market and helps hundreds of companies showcase their exceptional products. Buyers and decision-makers across the whole industry, from grocery, wholesale and speciality retail to foodservice and manufacturing, are invited to uncover the hottest trends, latest product launches, and the industry’s vision for the future.

At Food & Drink Expo, you can discover the latest innovations and NPD within our Healthy & Natural and Plant-Based zones. 

The Restaurant Show

29 April - 1 May

NEC Birmingham

With diverse producers, a fantastic mix of key suppliers & new innovations, live cooking & product demonstrations, and business-boosting learning sessions – you must take a day out of your business to help you focus on the future. Stay ahead of your competition and get updated at The Restaurant Show.



If you would like to list an industry event in this section, please email [email protected].