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2017 Oklahoma Restaurant Association Show & Cook-Off

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS, join me August 30 & 31st for the 2017 Oklahoma Restaurant Association Show & Cook-Off! For 2 days, vendors from across the state, and beyond, will convene at the Cox Convention Center for the largest trade show in the state.

During the show, I will be hosting the Culinary Cook-Off with my good friend Sam Bracken. 12 of the state's best chefs will be paired with student assistants, to battle their way through 3 heats involving progressively more challenging "secret ingredient" baskets. They will be working to impress some of the biggest names in OKC food, vying for the Grand Prize trophy, as well as 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place medals. Each comes with cash prizes, and of course, bragging rights.

The trade show is open to all Oklahoma industry professionals, and registration is now open.

Applications to compete will open on June 29th. Participants must be employed by and on current payroll of an ORA member restaurant in good standing as of June 1, 2017. Participants must be able to verify employment status at any time before and during competition. Only one (1) chef per physical property may compete in event. Visit the Competition Page for more information, or to apply.