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The Program & Certification
The HospitAbilities program is a skills-based assessment, supporting the future of Oklahoma’s hospitality industry, for students of all capabilities. We know that not all students display their gifts and talents the same way. For some, a paper test just isn’t a good fit. This certification allows students to test by doing! The hospitality industry in Oklahoma has worked together with educators across the state to identify 18 essential service skills. In order to pass the certification, a student will need to choose 7 that they can complete. There are a variety of choices from hand-washing or rolling silverware to dicing an onion or making a bed. 

After practice and study, the Oklahoma Restaurant Association and Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association bring industry evaluators to the classroom to score students and sign off on their skills. All students who are able to pass 7 skills will be issued a Hospitalities Certification. 

One of the definitions of hospitality is a friendly and generous welcome. We, as the Hospitality Industry in Oklahoma, welcome students with this certification into our workforce and want to encourage them on their journey to be hospitality superstars!

View photos from our most recent testing days here

Volunteering Opportunities 
Interested in volunteering? We are always in need of industry evaluators that can assess the skills of our students! For more information, contact Chandy Rice at chandy@okrestaurants.com

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What's Happening
05.08.20
In order to serve our members in recovery and restart efforts, the Oklahoma Restaurant Association has developed a “live” google document of businesses who offer products and services specific to COVID-19 recovery efforts, as well as a list of providers for menu and promotional solutions. Relative businesses may at any time add themselves to this list, which can be accessed by clicking here.
04.29.20
The ORA is proud to announce its Oklahoma Restaurant Promise (ORP) campaign. The objective of the ORP is to help restaurants instill confidence with customers as they choose to return to dine-in service at Oklahoma restaurants. The Promise communicates your restaurant's pledge for the safety of your staff and customers, by each following the Promise.
04.22.20
The Cresap Family Foundation (CFF) and the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation in partnership with the Oklahoma Restaurant Association (ORA) have created the Oklahoma Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. Learn more.
03.30.20
Visit "Keep Calm Carry Out" for our dining guide! Let it be your guide to restaurants throughout the state of Oklahoma who are currently offering to-go options in food, beer, and wine. You'll find hours, services and temporary carry out menus. Because we're all in this together, we encourage you to continue supporting your favorite Oklahoma restaurants when they need you most. Keep Calm, Carry Out!
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