Oklahoma Hotel and Lodging Association - Event Information

Event Name:
Odyssey de Culinaire

Event Type(s):
Foundation Event


Join us as we set sail on a culinary experience at the Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation’s Odyssey de Culinaire!
Odyssey de Culinaire is a fundraising and awareness dinner to benefit the Oklahoma ProStart® program. This ever-popular event, which is open to the public, features 2 great evenings of dining with many of Tulsa and Oklahoma City's finest chefs being featured in their home cities. Each of the five courses features a chef mentoring a culinary student to treat attendees to an incredible five-course meal. 

The chefs are paired in their course preparation with high school students who are currently active in ProStart® schools in Oklahoma. Funds raised from the event are used to provide support to students, teachers, and schools including teacher training and development, materials and resources for student recruitment, assistance with job placement for internships, graduate employment, and industry-driven events for hospitality students.

Experience an energetic evening and make an impact on culinary education in Oklahoma! Join us for one or both Odyssey de Culinaires - the Oklahoma Restaurant Association's only event open to the public!

Dates & Location
  • July 7, 2022 • Skirvin Hilton Hotel, 1 Park Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
  • July 19, 2022 • River Spirit Resort and Casino, 8330 Riverside Pkwy, Tulsa, OK 74137
For further inquires, contact Lacey Pierson at 405.942.8181 ext 229 or lacey@okrestaurants.com. 
Click the registration button at the bottom of the page.

Pricing *Must be 21 or older to attend this event*
• Single Seats: $145/person 
• Full Table of 8 Discount: Purchase 7 seats at $1,015 and receive a complimentary 8th seat

Refund and Cancelation Policy
Refunds will not be given after 6/30/22 for our July 7 event, or 7/12/22 for our July 19 event; however, registration is transferable to an alternate guest, or to the other cities 2022 dinner with prior notice.

Partnership Opportunities
For Odyssey de Culinaire partnership opportunities, visit our online store or contact Patti Colley either at 405.942.8181 or patti@okrestaurants.com

Hotel Accommodations
After dinner, continue the fun with an overnight stay at the hotel by enjoying our discounted hotel rates.
Skirvin Hilton Hotel
Code: ODC
Rate: $79.00
Cutoff: 6/24/2022
River Spirit Casino Resort
Rate: $99.00
Book by clicking here
Cutoff: 7/6/22

Oklahoma ProStart
Oklahoma ProStart® is a school-to-career program developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Oklahoma ProStart® is designed to introduce juniors and seniors to careers in the foodservice industry. Through classroom activities, internships, and comprehensive exams, students have the chance to earn national certification.  

Event Date:

Event Time:
6:00 p.m. Champagne & Hors d'oeuvres 7:00 p.m. Dinner

Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City & River Spirit Casino Resort, Tulsa

Contact Person:
Lacey Pierson
(phone: (405) 942-6462)




Lead Coordinating Chef: Mark Vannasdall

Assistant Coordinating Chef: Bill Leib




Chef Audrey Long
McNellie's Group

Chef Devin Levine 
BOK Center

Chef Ben Alexander 
McNellie's Group


Chef Jonathan Moosmiller
Shangri La Resort

Chef Joel Bein 
The Meat & Cheese Show


Chef Gaetan Croisier
Skirvin Hilton Hotel

Chef Kevin Lee

Chef Jeff Chanchaleune
Ma Der Lao Kitchen


Chef Jonathan Krell

Chef Zach Hutton
Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails


Thank Your to Our Partners

Executive Chef Partners

Sous Chef Partners


Chef De Partie Partners

Sommelier Partners


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