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To sustain the heart of the Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation's mission, we need you. And with so many ways to give back with the OHF, it's easy to find something that works for your budget and schedule.

Support Foundation Events
Your support and contributions allow the ORA to support the Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation’s goal of enhancing hospitality education, student access, and scholarships. Consider investing in Oklahoma's youth and the future success of the industry! View our Foundation events here.

Donate
The tax-deductable contributions individuals and companies give to the Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation can change the lives of Oklahoma youth inspired by the foodservice industry. Your financial gift will directly impact students pursuing careers within the restaurant and hospitality fields. We've made it easier than ever to donate online!

Volunteer
There’s no better way to understand the power and potential of the Foundation than spending time with ProStart® students in the classroom, or opening your place of business to serve as classroom for a day. Take a look at the variety of volunteering opportunities ORA offers to consider what best suits you:
 
Be a guest speaker
Guest speakers give students a glimpse at what working in the restaurant business is all about. Spend one or more class periods in a classroom sharing your personal career journey, perspective on the industry or providing an overview on a specific topic.

Host a field trip site
Accommodate and lead a group of as many as 25 students for a tour of your facility. Field trips typically last one-and-a-half hours to three hours, depending on if lunch is provided.

Host job shadowing
Open your doors to a student or a small group of students for a half or full shift. Students will shadow various key positions within the organization to gain a well-rounded perspective of what working in the business entails.

Provide a worksite
Serve as an employer, hiring a ProStart student for part-time or full-time employment. Or provide a site for an internship opportunity, which is supported by ORA in a variety of capacities.


For more information on ways to get involved, contact Chandy Rice at (405) 942-8181 or via email at chandy@okrestaurants.com.


 
What's Happening
04.09.19
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. Features the ORA Culinary Cook-off and the ORA Cocktail Shakedown.
03.13.19
Tickets for Thirst for a Cause, an annual event raising funds to help with urgent medical expenses for members of Oklahoma's hospitality industry, are now available for purchase. Stay tuned- There will be an even better line-up than last year! This is THE best wine tasting event of the year! Nowhere else will you be able to meet this many vintners, taste this many great wines, and sample this much amazing food under one roof - right here in OKC!
03.18.19
The dates and featured chefs for Odyssey de Culinaire 2019 have been set! The first dinner will be Thursday, July 18 at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, and the second dinner will be Thursday, July 25 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City. We hope to see you at one or both of these unique dinners benefitting the Oklahoma ProStart® program!
12.18.18
The goal of ORA Academy is to offer continuing education and professional development to particular demographics of ORA’s membership, specifically Management/Front-of-the-House training and Culinary/Back-of-the-House education. With the exception of the April Academy, all Management sessions will be from 9-11 am and Culinary sessions will be from 1-3 pm, and each session will be $25.
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