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|
March 2-3, 2023 | Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman Hotel & Conference Center
|ORA Annual Member Meeting & 2022 ORA Board of Directors Meeting|
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.
March 28, 2023 | Hyatt Regency Downtown Tulsa
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|
April 25, 2023 | Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown Medical Center
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 |
Date To Be Announced
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|
April 10, 2023 | Quail Creek Golf & Country Club
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 11 | River Spirit Casino Resort, Tulsa
July 20 | Skirvn Hilton Hotel, OKC
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!
August 23-24, 2023 | 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|
2023 TBD | 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|
2023 TBD |
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.