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The Oklahoma Restaurant Association and the Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation provide many opportunities for education, networking, and entertainment. Our committees work hard to plan events featuring top speakers, hot topics, and broad appeal. As we address the ever-changing needs of the industry, the ORA reserves the right to put health measures in place for the safety of our members and attendees, which might also include revisions to our annual meetings, events, and activities. We ask for your cooperation and support.

Oklahoma ProStart Student Invitational
The February ProStart competition has been canceled.
ORA Annual Member Meeting & 2022 ORA Board of Directors Meeting
February 8, 2022: The Oklahoma Restaurant Association's Annual Meeting allows members from across the state of Oklahoma to participate and learn more about the state of Oklahoma's restaurant industry. The event’s key elements include the association's Annual Meeting followed by the introduction of the 2022 ORA Board of Directors and Officers. 
 
TulsaFest
 2023 - TBD
TulsaFest is an annual members-only event featuring exciting educational programming from top speakers both inside and outside of the restaurant industry. 
Hospitality Day at the Capitol & "A Tasteful Affair" Legislative Reception
2023 TBD

It's that time of year to celebrate and showcase what makes the Oklahoma Hospitality Industry so special. The day will begin with Hospitality Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol where industry leaders will meet with state officials. Following Hospitality Day, the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association, and Oklahoma Travel Industry Association are excited to invite you to join us for our, “A Tasteful Affair” Legislative Reception!
 
HospitAbilities Testing Days 
April 14, 2022 |  Francis Tuttle Technology Center - Rockwell Campus, Oklahoma City

Twice a year the HospitAbilities program hosts hospitality skills testing days for students of all abilities at the Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City.
 
ORA Golf Classic
2023 TBD 

Join other members from the industry for a day of fun on the course including all sorts of great prizes, hole activities, and a chance to participate in our putt-off which could land you in the finals where you compete to win an exciting trip to a well-known golf resort.
 
Odyssey de Culinaire - 
July 7, 2022 | Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City
July 19, 2022 | River Spirit Casino Resort, Tulsa

Hosted in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City, this annual event includes great wines and an amazing five-course dinner created by Chefs and Oklahoma ProStart culinary students. It's two nights filled with fun, style, and amazing food and wine! 
 
ORA Expo
August 17-18, 2022 | Bennett Event Center, Oklahoma City

Join us for the biggest event of the year!
Discover the newest products, latest innovations, and hottest trends in food and beverage services at the ORA Expo. This annual event attracts thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors while showcasing products from top manufacturers of food, equipment, and hospitality suppliers.
 
Thirst for A Cause
August 25, 2022 | Location TBA

This annual event started in 2009, raises funds to help with urgent medical expenses for members of Oklahoma's hospitality industry. Through our non-profit the Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation, we are able to give something back to the hard-working employees of independent restaurants and country clubs. 
 
Hirst Hospitality Awards
November 14, 2022 | Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club

This annual event pays tribute to the backbone of the restaurant industry - the restaurant employees and features individual industry recognitions and a featured Vintner. Attendance is limited to 200 people. 
 
What's Happening
05.10.22
Join us August 17 & 18 at the Bennett Center for the 2022 ORA Expo! Don't miss the state's hospitality event of the year! For two days, industry professionals will join together for two efficient and effective days! Digital sales have become the norm but there is nothing more powerful than building relationships within our hospitality community! Click here to learn more!
04.21.22
On July 7 in OKC and July 19 in Tulsa join us for Odyssey de Culinaire! Odyssey de Culinaire is a fundraising and awareness dinner to benefit the Oklahoma ProStart® Program. This ever-popular event, which is open to the public, features 2 great evenings of dining with many of Tulsa and Oklahoma City's finest chefs being featured in their home cities. Each of the five courses features a chef mentoring a culinary student to treat attendees to an incredible five-course dinner. Experience an energetic evening and make an impact on culinary education in Oklahoma! Join us for one or both Odyssey de Culinaires - the Oklahoma Restaurant Association's only event open to the public!
11.17.20
The ORA 2022 Strategic Partnership and Marketing Program provides an “at a glance” annual review of ORA’s event calendar and marketing opportunities. It gives you the chance to plan in advance, allocate your marketing budget more effectively. Check out Key Club Partner status! For more information download your copy of the best hospitality marketing program around, or contact Patti Colley at patti@okrestaurants.com or 405.942.8181.
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