What OCRA Believes:

  • We believe that food has power and connects us all.

  • We believe that a strong restaurant community creates a healthy, strong and vibrant local industry.

  • We believe that chefs are some of the most passionate and caring people in the world.

  • We believe that when we all stick together we create fantastic things!

A top dining destination

Orange County makes up 34 incorporated cities and just over 3 million people who call orange county home.Together as a county we have an incredibly diverse dining scene. Visitors and locals alike can enjoy every type of dining imaginable. 

Culinary events

Showcasing Orange County's vast and diverse culinary talent is what we aim for. What better way to do that than through a well executed and polished event. The OCRA produces, creates and customizes culinary events.  A fantastic experience is the most treasured commodity, and our team of professionals excels at the details needed to produce a high-quality and enjoyable event that benefits both the chefs, culinary industry at large and locals to enjoy.

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Board of Advisors

See who is part of our Advisory Board.

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Welcome to the OC Restaurant Association, Inc. 

Serving the Orange County, California restaurant industry. We are a community of more that 700 industry professionals working together to strengthen, support and promote Orange County's Restaurant & Food Scene.

2016 calendar


  • OCRA Holiday Party Jan, 2016
  • "First Bites" OC Restaurant Week Launch Party Mar 5, 2016 
  • OCRA Board Meeting Feb 2016
  • OC Restaurant Week March 6 - 12
  • OCRA Board Meeting May 2016
  • Golden Chef Series May and June 2016
  • Golden Foodie Awards Sep, 2016​
  • Special Events coming to the 2017-2018 calendar year. Make sure you are part of the OCRA Network to receives messages and updates.


The mission of OC Restaurant Association, Inc. is to promote and market the Orange County restaurant industry as a whole, spotlighting Orange County as a premier dining destination while creating the sense of community and togetherness that only food can do.

OC Chefs

Orange County is home to some of the brightest and most talented chefs in the world. The OCRA community showcases our talented chefs so they are recognized globally. 

what we do

Whether you are looking to get involved with shaping the Orange County culinary landscape or staying informed on the local foodservice industry, you’ll find it at the OCRA. 

The OCRA is your restaurant resource for many things. We are a collaborative association with more than 700 members. All things are decided on by the local restaurants. In addition to events, we host quarterly industry mixers and encourage community with the local restaurant industry. Restaurants are encouraged to join our restaurant network at OCRestaurantNetwork.org (membership for restaurants is FREE)

Who should be a member?

  • Restaurants, chefs, and bars in Orange County.
  • Owners, managers, operators, marketing & purveyors to the restaurant industry. 
  • Those who want to be connected with the local restaurant community.
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