Whether you're an independent or multi-unit foodservice operator; or you provide products or services to the foodservice industry; or you represent a school, hospital or nursing home; or you operate a Bed & Breakfast; or you’re currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate culinary or hospitality programs, ORA membership is for you!
"Membership in the ORA brings with it so many exciting opportunities. The ORA truly looks after its own and offers many programs that provide immediate benefits such as programs for the purchase of natural gas, credit card processing, workers' compensation or group health insurance and so much more. All of these member programs are fantastic however, if you will take just a little time to become personally involved, you will be blessed with friendships and support in our industry like you have never known."
Kim McLendon, President
Emerging Brands Inc.
Restaurant members represent tableservice, quickservice, on-site foodservice, cafeterias, and more. This would includes independent and/or multi-unit foodservice operators.
Allied members represent any company, including industry suppliers, distributors, and/or consultants, that supplies goods and services to the industry.
Allied members include non-commercial foodservice facilities like schools, vo-techs, colleges/universities, hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, military foodservice establishments, assisted living centers, etc.
Bed & Breakfast
Bed & Breakfast members includes owners/operators of small lodging establishments that offers overnight accommodation and breakfast.
Student membership is open to students currently enrolled in OK hospitality and culinary undergraduate or graduate programs. Call to join.
Members of the ORA will come together for Hospitality Day at the Capitol, where we will spend time speaking to legislators about issues facing our industry, and then culminate in a fabulous reception with more than 600 members and legislators at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center.
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.
Beginning October 1, first-time applicants applying for an alcohol server license will be required to attend a mandatory ABLE approved training course to receive their license. ServSafe Alcohol, a partnership between the Oklahoma Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association, is an on-line training course now approved to meet this new mandate. Receive a 33% discount with code OKALCOHOL.