Oklahoma Restaurant Association - Event Information
Hirst Hospitality Awards 2019
It's the 21st anniversary of the Hirst Hospitality Awards! Held each November, this event honors all the hardworking employees in the foodservice industry. Last year alone, the Oklahoma Restaurant Association recognized more than 80 of “Oklahoma’s Best of the Best” foodservice employees in the state! Every year, to honor these employees, the Hirst Hospitality Awards holds an open raffle, silent and live auctions, as well as wine draws throughout the event.
"This evening of celebration is a wonderful opportunity for our members and friends of our business to get together and honor those employees who often go unrecognized but who are so important to the success of the foodservice industry," says Jim Hopper, President and CEO of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association.
This event pays tribute to the backbone of the restaurant industry - the restaurant employees. It gives employers the opportunity to single out and recognize their best workers, while at the same time supporting the Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation's goal of providing scholarships to qualified students of the hospitality industry. This goal is met not only through paid attendance at the event, but with contributions made during the auctions, as well as additional fundraising activities.
Want a better idea of what this evening entails? Check out the following!