Partnerships


Join us as a Partner in our 81st ORA Convention & Expo! We’re expecting an exciting year with a new venue, new look and new buyers working their way through over 400 booths. With more than 3,500 in attendance, this is the Oklahoma foodservice industry’s most attended exhibition and networking event. Vendors will showcase their new and existing products and services, coupled with a wide array of educational, networking, demonstration and competition events for members and non-members, as well as events specific to the Oklahoma Restaurant Association Board of Directors. Exclusive Partnerships are available to members-only and have first right of refusal on renewing the following year.



  



Cocktail Shakedown Partnerships

 
Cocktail Shakedown Partnerships
$0.00 USD

Support twelve of Oklahoma’s most talented bartenders as they compete for prizes in the Oklahoma Restaurant Association Cocktail Shakedown. This exciting competition takes place in conjunction with the Oklahoma Restaurant Convention & Expo. Bartenders from ORA member restaurants will put their skills and abilities to the test as they compete to move through three timed heats of cocktail preparations including the Championship Round. As each bartender lifts a shaker and creates his or her requisite signature concoction, they race the clock to create innovative and crazy delicious cocktails that will be judged on taste and balance, originality, drink presentation and stage presentation. Each round reduces the number of talented competitors, until two finalists compete for the Grand Championship belt!

Top Shelf Platinum Partners - $2,750
Platinum Partners are the most prominently recognized partners, as they are engraved on the grand champion belt, have their logo placed on front of the bars in a cling wrap, and are promoted by our competition emcee. Your partnership will be also be recognized in pre-event marketing, in ORA’s magazine/newsletter and online promotion, as well as onsite partner screen promotion and post-event coverage online and in the ORA magazine. Post-event magazine promotion will include a full page photo of the Grand Champion with one representative from each Platinum Partner business. Platinum Partners will be included in all releases submitted to media following the competition. *NEW* Platinum Partners will be featured in one social media post.

Garnish Gold Partners - $850
As a Gold Partner, your partnership will also be recognized in pre-event marketing via ORA’s magazine/newsletter and online promotion, as well as onsite partner screen promotion and post-event coverage online and in the ORA magazine.

Fix It Neat Heat (Limited to the # of Heats) - $1,250 per heat
As a Heat Partner, you earn the right to have one of your products (meeting competition guidelines) featured during one heat of competition. In addition to recognition in the post event ORA magazine, your logo will also be featured on boxing ring style cards held by our “ring girls” in your partnered heat. This investment requires $1,250, plus 8 full-size bottles of product for bars and 24 smaller bottles for competitor and judges swag bags. Please contact the ORA to confirm if this partnership is still available.

Championship Heat (Limited to 1) - $1,500
As Partner of the Championship Heat, your logo will also be featured on boxing ring style cards held by our “ring girls” in your Championship Heat. Pre-specified spirits will not be featured in this heat. Heat Partners are also encouraged to invest additionally as Platinum or Gold Partners. Please contact the ORA to confirm this partnership is still available.

 





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Culinary Cook-off Partnerships

 
Culinary Cook-off Partnerships
$0.00 USD

This ever popular competition, held during the Oklahoma Restaurant Convention & Expo, hosts twelve of the most talented ORA member chefs in Oklahoma who compete in a culinary competition. During the competition, the chefs put their skills and abilities to the test as they race the clock to create dazzling and tasty dishes using a mystery basket of wildly unique ingredients. Chefs will compete in various heats until the contest is narrowed down to the last two chefs. As the number of competitors decreases, the creativity, talent and excitement increases. The culinary demo area will have a pantry filled with a wide range of ingredients such as stocks, dairy, and spices. The competitors will receive a basket with a protein and some fruits and vegetables in their basket. From there, they will have 30 minutes to create an entree using all the ingredients. The competition has continued to grow in popularity and crowd appeal year after year.

Premier Platinum Partner - $6,000
As a Premier Platinum Partner, your logo will be prominently displayed throughout the two-day event and your company name will be engraved on the grand champion trophy. One representative from your business is invited to take stage and assist with the trophy presentations. Your partnership will be recognized by showing your company logo on the partner screen promotion, in the competition area and on the primary convention screen, as well as on all printed materials for the competition. Recognition of your Premier Platinum Partner status will be announced throughout both competitions and included in all press releases following the competition. Last but not least, a photo of the winning chef and Premier Platinum Partners, as well as each partner’s logos, will be placed in the post-event ORA magazine. *NEW* Platinum Partners will be featured in one social media post.

Platinum Partner - $2,750
As a Platinum Partner, your logo will be prominently displayed throughout the two-day event and your company name will be engraved on the grand champion trophy. Your partnership will be recognized by showing your company logo on the partner screen promotion and on all printed materials for the competition. Recognition of your Platinum Partner status will be announced throughout the competition and included in all press releases following the competition.

Gold Partner - $1,250
As a Gold Partner, your logo will be displayed throughout the two-day event and your company name will be engraved on the grand champion trophy. Your partnership will be recognized by showing your company logo on the partner screen promotion, in the competition area and on the primary convention screen, as well as on all printed materials for the competition. Recognition of your Gold Partner status will also be included in all press releases following the competition.

Silver Partner - $750
As a Silver Medal Partner, your company name will be listed on event and convention material. Recognition of your Silver Partner status will be included in all press releases following the competition.

 





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ORA Expo Partnerships

 
ORA Expo Partnerships
$0.00 USD

Join us as a Convention Partner in our 81st ORA Convention & Expo! We’re expecting an exciting year with a new venue, new look and new buyers working their way through over 400 booths. With more than 3,500 in attendance, this is the Oklahoma foodservice industry’s most attended exhibition and networking event. Vendors will showcase their new and existing products and services, coupled with a wide array of educational, networking, demonstration and competition events for members and non-members, as well as events specific to the Oklahoma Restaurant Association Board of Directors. Exclusive Partnerships are available to members-only and have first right of refusal on renewing the following year.

Major Convention Partner including Opening Reception - $1,450
  • 10 tickets to the Opening Reception
  • One 1/4 page (2.25 x 3.5”) black/white advertisement in the official convention guide (If not provided by Partner before June 30 the ORA will design a basic ad to recognize your contribution and that includes your logo and booth number)
  • Your company’s logo on the Partner Recognition page of the official convention guide
  • Your company’s logo displayed in ORA promotions 
  • Recognition in post-event ORA magazine
  • Partner recognition gift
  • *NEW* Major Convention Partners will be featured in one social media post.

Convention Partner including Opening Reception - $1,100
  • 5 tickets to the Opening Reception.
  • Your company’s name on the Partner Recognition page of the official convention guide
  • Your company’s name displayed in ORA promotions
  • Recognition in post-event ORA magazine
  • Partner recognition gift

 





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