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The Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation is a charitable organization benefiting the restaurant, lodging and tourism industries in Oklahoma. Its mission is to enhance every Oklahoman's life experience by improving hospitality education, student access, and scholarships.

The Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation is:
  • A foundation that was created to present a positive connection between school, work and future employment for young people pursuing careers in the restaurant, culinary and hospitality fields;
  • A foundation that assists students with scholarships to pursue degrees in foodservice and hospitality. Scholarships are awarded to high school graduates, undergraduates, and students pursuing masters and doctorate degrees;
  • A foundation that developed Student Programs to cultivate a new source of talent for the hospitality industry through partnerships dedicated to emphasizing classroom learning, work-based learning, and mentoring programs leading to a recognized national certification; and
  • A foundation that provides educational certification, professional development, food safety and sanitation training and certification, supervisory development workshops, and professional certification courses from the National Restaurant Association.
The Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation has:
  • Awarded over $350,000 in scholarships since 1990;
  • Continually hosted an annual culinary competition for high school students with scholarship awards and trophies; and
  • Remained active in 30 schools and technology centers throughout Oklahoma, with over 800 students participating in hospitality related classes.
Be a part of the Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation:
  • Recognize employees at the Hirst Hospitality Awards.
  • Be a worksite for interns.
  • Conduct a tour of your operation for schools.
  • Do a classroom demonstration or presentation in a school.
  • Make a tax-deductible financial contribution to the Foundation.
  • Be a financial contributing partner for Foundation events.
  • Be a stakeholder in the hospitality industry by investing in Oklahoma's youth and the future success of the industry within your state.
  • Make the Foundation a part of your estate planning with the OHF Planed Giving Program.
 
 
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05.30.18
Join OKWIL from 9:00am-12:00pm for a seminar on Oklahoma Hospitality Employment Law Trends presented by Andria Ryan of Fisher Phillips. Topics will include avoiding harassment in the workplace, maintaining a union free workplace, avoiding discrimination claims, proper interviewing, and effective discipline and discharge techniques. The seminar will be held in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa; simply choose the date and location that works best for you!
05.30.18
Lodging professionals and industry suppliers are invited to join the OH&LA Board of Directors for a Quarterly Membership Event to discuss industry issues and formulate association activities via Committee Meetings. These discussions will be followed by the 2019 STR Forecasting Luncheon and conclude with the quarterly OH&LA Board of Directors meeting.
06.29.18
We will host an informational session on the "New Alcohol Laws Coming your Way," presented by attorney Adam Marshall with Barrow & Grimm. Each 2-hour session will cover the details of the new law, which goes into effect October 1, and include plenty of time for Q&A. The session will be held in five (5) locations across the state; simply choose the date and location that works for you!
07.10.18
This annual Fall event is the largest trade show in the state of Oklahoma and the most important event for foodservice, hospitality, and tourism industry professionals, featuring hundreds of exhibits, an opening night party, the ever-popular ORA Culinary Cook-off, the exciting ORA Cocktail Shakedown and over 6,000 industry attendees.
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