National Restaurant Association What's Hot Culinary Forecast
The National Restaurant Association's annual culinary forecast predicts menu trends for the year ahead. The NRA surveyed professional chefs - members of the American Culinary Federation - and professional bartenders - members of the United States Bartenders' Guild - on hot food and drink trends on restaurant menus.
Restaurant Industry Updates
NRA's Hudson Riehle provides an update on the latest Restaurant Performance Index and other economic indicators.
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.