Oklahoma Restaurant Association - Event Information
Oklahoma Restaurant Convention & Expo
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, offering a restyled floorplan and exciting educational seminars and mixology demonstrations. The show features hundreds of exhibits, an opening night party, the ever-popular Culinary Cook-off(founded by Oswalt Restaurant Supply), the brand new Cocktail Shakedown, industry-specific workshops, and over 6,000 industry attendees. Contact Linda Etherton by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone, (405) 942-8181 or (800) 375-8181, for more information.
This is a private industry tradeshow open only to those in the foodservice and hospitality industry. Anyone under 18 and suppliers or vendors not exhibiting in the show are not allowed on the show floor.
08-27-14 - 08-28-14
8/27: 10-5, 8/28: 10-4
Cox Convention Center 1 Myriad Gardens Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Opening Night Networking Reception
Bricktown Brewery, Lower Level
Thursday, August 28
Floor open 10:00am - 4:00pm
ORA Board of Directors Meeting
Culinary Cook-off - Semi-final 1
Educational Workshop The Ins and Outs of Oklahoma's New Alcohol Beverage Requirements
Serving alcohol can leave your restaurant and its employees vulnerable. The liabilities can be many, and the Oklahoma Restaurant Association wants to help educate and protect Oklahoma's operators on not only the existing laws, but on the new alcohol beverage laws. Join ORA Education Director Rick Hughes who will facilitate an educational session presented by Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission (ABLE) Officers, Brent Fairchild and Erick Smoot. Brent and Erick will not only provide valuable information, but field frequently asked questions concerning general liquor operations. If you are not informed on the new licensing laws, or just want to ask general operational questions this session is for you!
During this session, you’ll learn about Oklahoma's:
New Mixed Beverage Licensing for Caterers
New public events and the maximum number of events allowed
New Beer and Wine licensing
Individual licensing for serving drinks
Licensing and laws dealing with your establishment
Effective date for new requirements
Who should attend: Employers, Managers and Corporate Licensing/Operation Managers
Culinary Cook-off - Semi-final 2
Culinary Cook-off - Finals
Educational Workshop "Breaking Bad" - Dealing with Today's Employee and Workplace Issues
Become better prepared to address a myriad of common – and not so common – employee issues. Fisher Phillips, LLP attorney Melody Rayl will cover some of the essential “dos and don’ts” on a range of topics confronting todays workplace, including substance abuse, smoking, body decorations, social media, criminal background checks, workplace bullying, wage and hour laws and sexual harassment. You will come away with practical advice about how to best address these important issues without subjecting your business to costly lawsuits.
Exhibitor Move-out (all displays must be removed by 12:00noon Friday)
Before August 20 - Complimentary (online only)
After August 20 – $10/badge
Before August 20 - $10/badge
After August 20 – $15/badge
Opening Night Networking Reception
The reception will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on the lower level of the Bricktown Brewery. Shuttle transportation will be provided to and from the Cox Center. The reception includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and great networking. Tickets are $20.
Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown
1 N Broadway Avenue, Oklahoma City OK
$99/night, plus applicable taxes
Cut-off date: August 12, 2014
Call for reservations: 1-888-627-8196 or book online
Group Code: Oklahoma Restaurant Association