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Charitable? Diverse? Just Awesome? Apply for National Awards!

The restaurant industry is one of the most diverse industries in the country employing more minority managers than any other industry. It is also one of the most charitable industries in the United States. Currently, nine out of ten restaurants are actively involved in charitable activities on a daily basis. To help celebrate these industry STARS making a difference each and every day, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) has teamed up with American Express, PepsiCo Foodservice and Ecolab to honors individuals with the annual Restaurant Neighbor Award, Faces of Diversity American Dream Award and Ambassador of Hospitality Award.
Deadline for submissions is November 17, 2017. Apply today! 

Face of Diversity American Dream Award — The American Dream Award honors individuals from a diverse background who, through hard work and determination, have realized their American dream. Three winners are honored each year with this award and three $2,500 scholarships are awarded to ProStart students in the names of the winners. This award is sponsored by PepsiCo Foodservice.

Restaurant Neighbor Award - The Restaurant Neighbor Award recognizes restaurants for outstanding community service and philanthropy. National winners are chosen from a pool of state winners to win $10,000 to support their favorite charity or non-profit. This award is sponsored by American Express.  

Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality Award – The Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality Award honors an individual who has shown extraordinary achievement and exemplary leadership in the restaurant and hospitality industry. This award is sponsored by Ecolab.


What's Happening
Save the date for Tuesday, April 3 and plan on joining us for TulsaFest 2018 at the River Spirit Resort in Tulsa. This annual event features a networking luncheon and educational sessions in the Tulsa area featuring top speakers in the industry.
The ORA Academy is back in January with our popular BOH/Culinary and FOH/Management tracks, and we're excited to bring these training classes to Tulsa - as well as OKC - in 2018! The goal of the Academy is to offer continuing education and professional development to particular demographics of ORA’s membership.
The ORA Golf Classic will be held Monday, April 16 at a brand new location - the beautiful Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club in Nichols Hills. Join us for the first big tournament of the spring and register today!
Our one-day course is designed so you can earn industry-acknowledged national food safety certification.
3800 N. Portland Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112
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