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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
11.21.19
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.
11.21.19
Submit your nomination for our 2020 ORA Board of Directors! Each year, the voting membership of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association is given the opportunity to submit names to appear on the ballot for election to the Board of Directors. For a person to qualify to be on the ballot, they must be a member in good standing. The deadline is December 2nd.
11.15.19
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.
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.
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