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About the Foundation
The Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation (OHF) is a charitable organization benefiting the restaurant, lodging and tourism industries in Oklahoma. As the philanthropic arm of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, the Foundation enhances the industry’s service to the public through education, community engagement and promotion of career opportunities.

The Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation (OHF) is:
  • A foundation that was created to present a positive connection between school, work and future employment for young people pursuing careers in the restaurant, culinary and hospitality fields;
  • A foundation that assists students with scholarships to pursue degrees in foodservice and hospitality. Scholarships are awarded to high school graduates, undergraduates and students pursuing masters and doctorate degrees;
  • A foundation that developed student programs to cultivate a new source of talent for the hospitality industry through partnerships dedicated to emphasizing classroom learning, work-based learning and mentoring programs leading to a recognized national certification; and
  • A foundation that provides educational certification, professional development, food safety and sanitation training and certification, supervisory development workshops and professional certification courses from the National Restaurant Association.
The OHF has:
  • Awarded over $600,000 in scholorships to students through institutions like the OSU College of Business School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, OSU-IT and teh other culinary programs. 
  • Annually hosted the Oklahoma ProStart® Invitational, an annual culinary and management competition for high school students with scholarship awards and trophies; and 
  • Remained active in 30 schools and technology centers throughout Oklahoma, with over 800 students participating in hospitality related classes.
Be a part of the OHF:
  • Recognize employees at the Hirst Hospitality Awards.
  • Be a worksite for interns.
  • Conduct a tour of your operation for schools.
  • Do a classroom demonstration or presentation in a school.
  • Make a tax-deductible financial contribution to the Foundation.
  • Be a financial contributing partner for Foundation events.
  • Be a stakeholder in the hospitality industry by investing in Oklahoma's youth and the future success of the industry within your state.
  • Make the Foundation a part of your estate planning with the OHF Planned Giving Program.
What's Happening
11.30.-1
Make plans now to be in Oklahoma City on November 11th for the annual Hirst Hospitality Awards! Help us recognize and honor the hardworking employees in the foodservice industry; there's nothing like the value of a good staff!
10.09.19
Want to have a 1 in 300 chance to win $10,000? Support student scholarships by buying a $100 raffle ticket. Our winner will be drawn at the Hirst Hospitality Awards on November 11!
10.08.19
The Public Employee Occupational Safety & Health (PEOSH) notice for Oklahoma has been updated with a poster revision. Click the link below to view a PDF of the update. You can also find this update on our website.
10.01.19
En Oklahoma, establecimientos de servicio de alimentos en condados bajo mandato es requerido que por lo menos un empleado tenga un certificado de ServSafe para Gerentes. Si nunca ha tenido una licencia, su licencia se ha vencido, o solo necesitas tomar el examen de nuevo, ¡el ORA te puede ayudar! El Oklahoma Restaurant Association estará ofreciendo el curso de ServSafe para Gerentes en español el 14 de Noviembre en Tulsa, Oklahoma dentro del Incredible Pizza. Este curso proporcionara los principios críticos que se necesitan para pasar el examen, incluyendo higiene personal, contaminación cruzada, tiempo y temperatura, Recepción y almacenamiento, manipulación segura de los alimentos, entrenamiento de empleados, y mucho más. Nosotros sabemos que están muy ocupados, así que hemos creado este curso para ser completado en tan solo un día. Regístrate en nuestra página de internet www.okrestaurants.com o ven a nuestra oficina hoy para registrarte!
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