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Hospitality Day and "A Tasteful Affair" Legislative Reception
Join us at the Capitol as we speak to legislators about issues facing our industry. We’ll end the day with the biggest legislative reception in the state.

ORA Academy
The ORA Academy offers continuing education and professional development via four half-day sessions throughout the year.

ProStart® Student Invitational
ProStart® students will wow the crowd with culinary and management skills.

Tulsafest


TulsaFest is an annual event featuring a luncheon, educational sessions, and the popular TulsaFest Culinary Tasting.

ORA Golf Classic

Our Golf Classic is the first big tournament of the spring, benefitting the ORA Victim's Impact Fund.

Odyssey de Culinaire
Benefit dinners that create collaboration among Oklahoma City and Tulsa chefs working alongside culinary students.
Oklahoma ProStart® Teacher Bootcamp
All ProStart® teachers should attend this educational event.
Oklahoma Restaurant Convention & Expo
This annual fall event is the largest trade show in the state of Oklahoma and the most important event for foodservice and hospitality industry professionals.
Culinary
Cook-off
Oklahoma's premier culinary competition in which the most talented chefs in the state race the clock to create dishes using a mystery basket of ingredients.

Cocktail Shakedown
The state's most talented bartenders race their way through three timed rounds, each preparing innovative and delicious signature cocktails.
Thirst
for a Cause
This benefit features over 30 wineries and raises money for restaurant employees with urgent medical needs.

Hirst Hospitality Awards
This event pays tribute to the backbone of the restaurant industry - the restaurant employees.
What's Happening
09.05.17
Make plans now to be in Oklahoma City on November 6 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!
10.16.17
Researchers from the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Oklahoma State University are conducting a study on "Recruitment, Selection, and Retention in Oklahoma Restaurants." Participants must be at least 18 years of age and a current a restaurant manager. The short survey will close on October 31. Thank you for your participation!
10.05.17
Are you familiar with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s (NRAEF) industry awards? Each year, winners are selected for these awards and we think YOU, as an ORA member, should be one of them!
02.09.17
The ORA Academy is back in 2017 with both a BOH/Culinary track and a FOH/Management track! The goal of the Academy is to offer continuing education and professional development to particular demographics of ORA’s membership. At the end of the year, if a student has attended all 4 sessions, they will be awarded an ORA Academy “Certificate of Knowledge” and be recognized in The Restaurateur magazine.
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