Tell everyone on social media that you're coming and use the hashtag #ORAShow2017!
Note that the ORA has arranged for FREE parking in the surface lots located on the SW corner of the Cox Convention Center. The entrance to the lot is directly across from the Myriad Gardens on the south side of Reno.
Exhibitors: Contact Linda Etherton by email or phone, (405) 942-8181 or (800) 375-8181.
Sponsors: Contact Patti Colley by email at or phone, (405) 942-8181 or (800) 375-8181.
This is a private industry tradeshow open only to those in the foodservice and hospitality industry. Anyone under 18 and suppliers or vendors not exhibiting in the show are not allowed on the show floor.
08-30-17 - 08-31-17
10:00am - 5:00pm
Cox Convention Center 1 Myriad Gardens Oklahoma City, OK 73102 UNITED STATES
The Oklahoma Restaurant Convention & Expo is sponsored by the Oklahoma Restaurant Association and held in partnership with the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association.
Wednesday, August 30
Floor open 10:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
Special ServSafe Sanitation Certification Course presented by National Restaurant Association Certified Instructor, Arly Smart, Platt College
The ORA will once again offer a special ServSafe Sanitation Certification course. The National Restaurant Association's (NRA) ServSafe® program has been acknowledged as the leading training and fully accredited certification program for nearly 40 years. This one-day course keeps employees in check with health department regulations.
This certification course includes lunch. Upon receipt of your completed online registration form and payment, the ORA will mail you the textbook. The last hour of the class is dedicated to taking the necessary certification exam, which includes 90 multiple-choice questions. You must score 75% or greater to pass the exam. Registration will no longer be available after August 21, 2017. ORA reserves the right to reschedule this class if a minimum of 12 total pre-registrations are not confirmed. As class size is limited, registration is on a first come, first serve basis.
Pricing (includes text book, review session, exam, and lunch):
$120/person (Member rate)
$165/person (Non-member rate)
Welcome and Ribbon Cutting
Cocktail Shakedown - Round 1, Heat 1
Culinary Cook-off - Heat 1
Cocktail Shakedown - Round 1, Heat 2
Cocktail Shakedown - Round 1, Heat 3
Cocktail Shakedown - Round 1, Heat 4
Culinary Cook-off - Heat 2
Cocktail Shakedown - Round 2, Heat 1
Cocktail Shakedown - Round 2, Heat 2
Cocktail Shakedown - Round 2, Heat 3
Culinary Cook-off - Heat 3
Cocktail Shakedown - Round 2, Heat 4
Cocktail Shakedown - Semi-Finals, Heat 1
Cocktail Shakedown - Semi-Finals, Heat 2
Culinary Cook-off - Heat 4
Cocktail Shakedown - Red Bull Trivia Break
Cocktail Shakedown - Championship Round
Opening Night Networking Reception
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill
310 Johnny Bench Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Thursday, August 31
Floor open 10:00am - 3:00pm
ORA Board of Directors Meeting
Culinary Cook-off - Semi-final 1
Educational Session: Oklahoma Liquor Law Changes: What You Need to Know presented by Adam Marshall, Attorney, Barrow & Grimm
Culinary Cook-off - Semi-final 2
Culinary Cook-off - Finals
Exhibitor Move-out (all displays must be removed by 10:00am Friday)
Opening Night Networking Reception The reception will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill, 310 Johnny Bench Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73104. Shuttle transportation will be provided to and from the Cox Center. The reception includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and great networking. Tickets are $25.
Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel
1 N. Broadway Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
PH 405-235-2780 • TF 888-627-8416 • online
$126 single/double rate
Cut-off date: 8/11/17
Badges and Pricing
Once you’ve registered, you will receive a confirmation email that will include a personalized QR code at the bottom of the message. Please be sure that your images are displayed for this particular email. This QR code is unique to you, and contains all the information we'll use to print your badge at the Oklahoma Restaurant Convention & Expo on August 30 and 31.
To receive your badge, you will need to either
print the email with the QR code out and bring it with you to the convention, or
be able to produce the email with the QR code on your smart phone.
Members • On or Before August 21 - Complimentary (online only) • After August 21 – $20/badge
Non-Members • On or Before August 21 - $15/badge • After August 21 – $20/badge
Find Your Way and Park
Convention exhibits and seminars are located in the exhibit hall on the street level at the west side of the Cox Business Services Convention Center. The convention center is conveniently located just off I-40 in downtown Oklahoma City.
Again this year, the ORA has arranged for FREE parking in the surface lots located on the SW corner of the Cox Convention Center. The entrance to the lot is directly across from the Myriad Gardens on the south side of Reno. Once that lot is full, the next closest parking can be found:
under the Cox Convention Center, accessible from northbound Robinson and southbound E.K. Gaylord;
in the Sheraton/Century parking garage, accessible from Sheridan on the north side of the Cox Center;
in the Courtyard by Marriott parking garage located off E.K. Gaylord at the southeast corner of the Cox Center; or
in several parking lots located in Bricktown, accessible from both Reno and Sheridan streets
Adam K. Marshall
Attorney, Barrow & Grimm
Adam Marshall’s law practice focuses primarily on business law with specific emphasis on business associations and transactions, private offerings, start-up counseling, tribal business transactions, federal and state brewery licensing and compliance, and estate planning. Adam received his Juris Doctor (with distinction) and Master of Business Administration in May of 2003 from the University of Oklahoma.
In addition to his law practice, Adam is a co-founder of Marshall Brewing Company in Tulsa. Marshall Brewing Company is a production craft microbrewery which distributes craft beer in Oklahoma and surrounding states. In 2007 and 2008, Adam oversaw all the legal matters and many of the business planning aspects of the brewery’s start-up including entity formation, capitalization through a private offering, state and federal licensing, and commencement of manufacturing operations. Adam currently serves as its Vice President and General Counsel dealing largely with state and federal regulatory compliance and strategic business planning.
Adam’s professional associations include the Oklahoma Bar Association, Tulsa County Bar Association, Muscogee (Creek) Nation Bar Association, and the Tulsa Title and Probate Lawyers. He serves as a Trustee and Treasurer of the Tulsa County Bar Foundation. He is a member of the board and Treasurer of the Craft Brewers Association of Oklahoma. Adam is currently serving a three-year term as a member of the board of the Tulsa Regional Chamber. In 2015, he served as Chair of the Tulsa Small Business Connection and Vice-Chair of Small Business for the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s board and executive committee. He is Treasurer of the Carnegie Elementary School Foundation, a member of B.P.O.E (“Elks”) Lodge #946 in Tulsa, and an active adult leader with the Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scout Pack 67. In 2014, the Tulsa Business & Legal News honored Adam as one of twenty Tulsa-area “Power Attorneys & Legal Professionals.” He was honored as one of the 2011 class of Oklahoma Magazine’s “40 Under 40”. Adam was recognized as the 2008 Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Tulsa County Bar Association and served as the 2007-08 Chair of the Young Lawyers Division.
While in law school, Adam served for two years as student clerk for the Hon. Charles S. Chapel of the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. He also served as Online Editor for the Oklahoma Law Review and is the author of “Oil & Gas Law: Royalty Valuation: Rogers v. Westerman Farm Co.: Burdening Lessees With an Implied Duty to Deliver Gas to a Marketable Location,” 56 OKLA. L. REV. 233(2003).