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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 volunteer opportunities, contact Chandy Rice at chandy@okrestaurants.com or (405)942-0541
What's Happening
11.13.18
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.
11.19.18
The ORA is pleased to present its 2019-2020 scholarship application. Scholarships are open to OSU HTM and OSUIT students. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2019.
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.
09.21.18
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.
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