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Event Name:Odyssey de Culinaire - 2021
Event Type(s):Foundation Event
Description:Odyssey de Culinaire is a fundraising and awareness dinner to benefit the Oklahoma ProStart® Program. This ever-popular event, which is open to the public, features two great evenings of dining with many of Tulsa and Oklahoma City's finest chefs being featured in their home cities. Each of the five courses features a chef mentoring a culinary student to treat attendees to an incredible five-course dinner. 

The chefs are paired in their course preparation with high school students who are currently active in ProStart® schools in Oklahoma. Funds raised from the event are used to provide support to students, teachers, and schools including teacher training and development, materials and resources for student recruitment, assistance with job placement for internships, graduate employment, and industry-driven events for hospitality students.

Experience an energetic evening and make an impact on culinary education in Oklahoma! Join us for one or both Odyssey de Culinaires - the Oklahoma Restaurant Association's only event open to the public!

Dates & Location
  • July 15, 2021 • Skirvin Hilton Hotel, 1 Park Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
  • July 22, 2021 • River Spirit Resort and Casino, 8330 Riverside Pkwy, Tulsa, OK 74137
Theme: Travel Destinations

Find the registration link at the bottom of the page.
Online registration will officially close on July 19th at midnight.
For further inquires, contact Patti Colley at 405.942.8181 ext 229 or

Pricing *Must be 21 or older to attend this event*
• Single Seats: $125/person 
• Full Table of 8 Discount: Purchase 7 seats at $875 and receive a complimentary 8th seat

Refund and Cancelation Policy
Refunds will not be given after 7/8/21 for our July 15 event, or 7/15/21 for our July 22 event; however, registration is transferable to an alternate guest, or to the other cities 2021 dinner with prior notice.

Hotel Accommodations
After dinner, continue the fun with an overnight stay at the hotel by enjoying our discounted hotel rates.

Skirvin Hotel - CUT OFF DATE JULY 8th
Group Name: Odyssey de Culinaire
Rate: $79
Group Code: ODC
Check-in: July 15, 2021
Check-out: July 16, 2021
Hotel Name: The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
Hotel Address: One Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102
Phone Number: 4057028546
Hotel Registration: Click here

River Spirit Hotel:
Rate: $99
Phone: (888) 748-3731
Registration Link: Click here 
Cutoff date: 6/22/21

Event Date:7/15/2021
Event Time:6:00 p.m. Champagne & Hors d'oeuvres 7:00 p.m. Dinner
Location:Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City 1 Park Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 • River Spirit , 8330 Riverside Pkwy, Tulsa, OK 74137

Our Chefs                      


Lead Coordinating Chef: Mark Vannasdall; Traditions Spirit
Assistant Coordinating Chef: Bill Leib; Francis Tuttle Technology Center


Alex Pierce; Southern Hills Country Club

Ben Alexander; The Tavern

Kevin Nashan; Peacemakers and La Tertulia

Miranda Kaiser; Laffa Medi-Eastern Restaurant & Bar

Joel Bein; The Meat & Cheese Show


Chris Barton; Skirvin Hilton Hotel
Kevin Lee; The Social Order
Ryan Westbrook; Traditions Spirits & Chickasaw Nation Casinos
Josh Valentine; Milo Restaurant at The Ellison
Jeff Chanchaleune; Goro Ramen

Host & Master Partners

Executive Partners

Sous Partners

Mentor Partners
Event Registration:
Email Reminder:click here to setup an email reminder for this event

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