Partnerships


Join us as a Partner in our 82nd ORA 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 4,500 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

THIS COMPETITION HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Support twelve of Oklahoma’s most talented bartenders as they compete for prizes in the “Cocktail Shakedown.” This exciting competition takes place in conjunction with the ORA Expo. Bartenders from Oklahoma restaurants will put their skills and abilities to the test as they compete to move through 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 the finalists compete for the Grand Championship belt and prize monies!

Platinum - $2,750
The most prominently recognized partners
  • Your logo will be embossed on the Grand Champion belt.
  • Your logo will be front and center embossed on the bar front cling wraps.
  • Inclusion in emcee scripting for acknowledgment during the competition.
  • Your partnership will also be promoted through our digital marketing efforts in A’ la Carte e-News, as well as the website event page, in pre-event and post-event marketing through our ORA Restaurateur magazine including press releases to media.
  • Post-event magazine promotion will include a full page photo of the Grand Champion with one representative from each Platinum Partner business.

Gold - $850
  • Your partnership will be promoted through our digital marketing efforts on the competition screens, in A’ la Carte e-News, as well as the website event page, in pre-event and post-event marketing through our ORA Restaurateur magazine,
  • Post-event magazine promotion will include a full page photo of the Grand Champion with one representative from each Platinum Partner business.

Spirits Heat (Limited to the # of Heats) - $ 1,250 per heat - SOLD
  • 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. 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 COMPETITION HAS BEEN CANCELED.
This ever-popular competition, held during the ORA 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 fruits and vegetables. 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 - $6,000
Premier Platinum Partners are the most prominently recognized partners.
  • 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 the stage and assist with the trophy presentations.
  • Inclusion in emcee scripting for acknowledgment during the competition.
  • Your partnership will also be promoted through our digital marketing efforts in A' la Carte e-News, as well as the website event page, in pre-event and post-event marketing through our ORA Restaurateur magazine including press releases to media.
  • Post-event magazine promotion will include a two-page photo of the Cook-off Champion with one representative from each Platinum Partner business.

Platinum - $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 promoted through our digital marketing efforts on the competition screens, in A' la Carte e-News, as well as the website event page, in pre-event and post-event marketing through our ORA Restaurateur magazine.

Gold - $1,250
  • Your partnership will be promoted through our digital marketing efforts on the competition screens, in A' la Carte e-News, as well as the website event page, in pre-event and post-event marketing through our ORA Restaurateur magazine.
 

 







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ORA Expo Partnerships

 
ORA Expo Headline Partnership
$0.00 USD

Join us as a ORA Expo Partner in our 82nd annual ORA Expo! We’re expecting another exciting year in our all new venue, new look and new buyers working their way through over 400 booths. With more than 4,000 in attendance, this is the Oklahoma foodservice industry’s most anticipated industry-specific exhibition and networking event. Exhibitors will showcase their new and existing products and services, coupled with a wide array of educational, demonstration and networking events for members and non-members, as well as events specific for the Oklahoma Restaurant Association Board of Directors.

All contribution levels below will receive partner promotion for the functions specific to the contribution, plus any additional return on investment listed below. Exclusive Partnerships are available to members-only and have first right of refusal on renewing the following year.

The Opening Reception is now open to all eligible industry professionals who are ORA Expo badge holders.

Headline - $1,450
  • Your logo will be featured on an EXPO aisle sign (front or back at Expo’s discretion). This is a shared-space benefit.
  • Your business will be an exclusive feature in one linked social media post leading up to the ORA Expo.
  • Your logo will be featured on the Headline partners digital promotions onsite.  
  • Your partnership will be promoted through our digital marketing efforts in A' la Carte e-News, as well as the website event page, in pre-event and post-event marketing through our ORA Restaurateur magazine.

Board of Directors Dinner (Exclusive) - $6,500 - SOLD
  • Preferred VIP seating at the dinner for four (4).
  • Your partnership will be promoted through our digital marketing efforts in A' la Carte e-News, as well as the website event page, in pre-event and post-event marketing through our ORA Restaurateur magazine.

 







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