Tell everyone on social media that you're coming and use the hashtag #ORAShow2015!
Note that - NEW THIS YEAR! - the ORA has arranged for FREE parking in the surface lots located on the SW corner of the Cox Convention Center. The entrance to the lot is directly across from the Myriad Gardens on the south side of Reno.
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.
9/2/2015 - 9/3/2015
9/2: 10-5; 9/3: 10-4
Cox Convention Center 1 Myriad Gardens Oklahoma City, OK 73102
The Oklahoma Restaurant Convention & Expo is sponsored by the Oklahoma Restaurant Association and held in partnership with the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association.
Wednesday, September 2
Floor open 10:00am - 5:00pm
Welcome and Ribbon Cutting by Lt. Governor Todd Lamb
Join us as our special guest opens the 2015 Oklahoma Restaurant Convention & Expo!
Cocktail Shakedown - Round 1, Heat 1
Culinary Cook-off - Heat 1
Cocktail Shakedown - Round 1, Heat 2
Education Session: Give Me a Break: Wage & Hour Pitfalls for Restaurant Owners presented by McAfee Taft Attorneys Charles Plumb and Elizabeth Bowersox
Labor laws are complicated. Wage and hour issues are a hot-button issue for the media. Are you correctly calculating overtime for tipped employees? Do you meet the legal requirements to take a tip credit? Are you susceptible to a claim that employees are working off the clock? Are you familiar with the DOL rules concerning exempt employees and overtime? Lawsuits against restaurants over issues like these are at a record high. Learn how to avoid the most common wage and hour mistakes and protect your business.
Cocktail Shakedown - Round 1, Heat 3
Cocktail Shakedown - Round 1, Heat 4
Culinary Cook-off - Heat 2
Cocktail Shakedown - Round 2, Heat 1
Cocktail Shakedown - Round 2, Heat 2
Education Session: Financial Basics to Make Your Restaurant Successful presented by Robert Mogelnicki, Owner MOGE Development Company
It's more important than ever these days to turn profit in the restaurant business. How do you know if you’re making money? This session will feature tips on operating internal controls and tax incentive programs, plus tips on controlling theft and pilferage.
Cocktail Shakedown - Championship Round
Culinary Cook-off - Heat 3
Culinary Cook-off - Heat 4
Opening Night Networking Reception
Bricktown Brewery, Lower Level
Thursday, September 3
Floor open 10:00am - 4:00pm
ORA Board of Directors Meeting
9am - 2:30pm
Special ServSafe Sanitation Certification Course presented by National Restaurant Association Certified Instructor, Andrew Arvay, FMP
On Thursday, September 3 from 9am to 2:30pm, the ORA will offer (for the first time ever!) a special ServSafe Sanitation Certification course. The National Restaurant Association's (NRA) ServSafe® program has been acknowledged as the leading training and fully accredited certification program for nearly 40 years. This one-day course keeps employees in check with health department regulations.
This certification course includes lunch. Upon receipt of your completed online registration form and payment, the ORA will mail you the textbook. The last hour of the class is dedicated to taking the necessary certification exam, which includes 90 multiple-choice questions. You must score 75% or greater to pass the exam. Registration will no longer be available after August 25, 2015. ORA reserves the right to reschedule this class if a minimum of 12 total pre-registrations is not confirmed. As class size is limited, registration is on a first come, first serve basis.
Pricing (includes text book, review session, exam, and lunch):
Culinary Cook-off - Semi-final 1
Culinary Cook-off - Semi-final 2
Culinary Cook-off - Finals
Exhibitor Move-out (all displays must be removed by 10:00am Friday)
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.
Hotel Accommodations Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel
Badges and Pricing
Once you’ve registered, you will receive a confirmation email that will include a personalized QR code at the bottom of the message. Please be sure that your images are displayed for this particular email. This QR code is unique to you, and contains all the information we'll use to print your badge at the Oklahoma Restaurant Convention & Expo on September 2 and 3.
To receive your badge, you will need to either
print the email with the QR code out and bring it with you to the convention, or
be able to produce the email with the QR code on your smart phone.
Members • On or Before August 25 - Complimentary (online only) • After August 25 – $10/badge
Non-Members • On or Before August 25 - $10/badge • After August 25 – $15/badge
Online registration is now closed. You may register onsite next week.