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.
Our 2020 "A Tasteful Affair" Legislative Reception is officially back on the calendar and will be held on March 11th from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Bricktown Event Center in Oklahoma City. Members of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association, and the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association are excited to come together to host the Oklahoma Legislature for this annual culinary event.
Thank you for registering to take part in the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Oklahoma Travel Industry Association, and Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association’s Hospitality Day at the Capitol. As you know, the snow conditions dictated we cancel the day. We do however want to encourage you to reach out to your legislators about issues concerning the hospitality industry. For your convenience we have attached our Oklahoma Hospitality Industry Issues Brief that will provide you with pertinent details on both Senate and House Bills which are being monitored and addressed by our legislative affairs team on a daily basis. In addition, we have attached this year’s Oklahoma Hospitality Industry At A Glance document featuring the impact our industry has on Oklahoma’s economy, and it’s driving force in building jobs and spending throughout the State of Oklahoma. Should you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us!
On February 5, 2020 members of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association, and Oklahoma Travel Industry Association will join forces for Hospitality Day at the Capitol, a members-only event where we will spend time speaking to legislators about issues facing our industry.
According to ABLE Commission, the new Mobile ID is a legally acceptable form of identification, and may be used by any licensees to determine if the consumer is of legal age. You can download the OK Mobile ID app to active your mobile ID.