Oklahoma Restaurant Association - Event Information
Hospitality Day & A Tasteful Affair Legislative Reception
The hospitality industry is the driving force in Oklahoma’s economy, generating enormous tax revenues, providing jobs for hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans, and giving time and money back to their communities. At the same time, it’s vital that we maintain good relations with legislators so that our perspective on various bills and issues is given thoughtful consideration.
On February 5, 2020 members of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association, and Oklahoma Travel Industry Association will join forces for Hospitality Day at the Capitol, a members-only event where we will spend time speaking to legislators about issues facing our industry.
Then members will mingle with more than 500 members and legislators while we do what we do best - show these leaders Oklahoma hospitality! - at a bigger and better-than-ever “A Tasteful Affair” Legislative Reception. 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of "A Tasteful Affair" and will feature more than 20 of Oklahoma’s finest restaurants showcasing their culinary tastings at what is heralded as the state’s most successful and best attended legislative reception.
Bricktown Events Center 429 E California Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73104
To be held at Oklahoma State Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., OKC, OK 73105
Member Issues Briefing
Upon arrival, association staff will provide members with a copy of the Issue Briefing document which they may review prior to the actual briefing session.
10:00 - 11:30am
Hospitality Day at the Capitol
Following the short briefing, members will distribute information to their respective state representatives and senators.
Parking at Capitol:
Park in the east parking lot and enter the Capitol through the east doors or
Park in the South lot and access the Capitol through the south entrance
To be held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, OKC, OK 73105
2:30 - 4:30pm
ORA Annual Membership and ORA Board of Directors Meeting
The annual meeting is open to all ORA members, and includes the election of new officers and the installment of the new Board of Directors.
To be held at Chevy Bricktown Events Center, 429 E California Ave., OKC, OK 73104
5:00 - 7:00pm
“A Tasteful Affair” Legislative Reception ($65/ticket)
During the largest and best-attended legislative reception in the state, members have the opportunity to establish new relationships and strengthen existing ties while connecting on important issues. Join us and take advantage of the opportunity to gain access to some of Oklahoma's most influential policy makers while enjoying culinary tastings of Oklahoma’s best restaurants and Oklahoma craft beers!
Free parking is available in the parking lot just south of the event center. No parking passes needed.
Due to the nature of the legislative reception, no one under the age of 21 will be allowed to attend.
There are no hotel room blocks available this year, but if you would like to book overnight accommodations, the following member hotels are closest in proximity to the Chevy Bricktown Events Center:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Bricktown
101 E. Main Street
Oklahoma City, OK, 73104
Residence Inn by Marriott Oklahoma City Downtown/Bricktown
400 E Reno Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK, 73104