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Hospitality at its finest

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University educates students and conducts research for the food and beverage, lodging, event planning and tourism management industries.

Learning by experience

 Be our guest at one of the experiential learning labs the school manages. Everything you taste, smell and touch during your experience is the responsibility of our students.

 

Taylor's Restaurant

Taylor's offers a fresh, themed buffet weekly prepared and served by students in the program. The students preparing and serving your food are in our Restaurant Operations course, a practical laboratory style class. 

Planet Orange

Planet Orange brings you flavors and fun as a quick service restaurant concept lab. More than 120 students rotate weekly through this operation learning about concepts and strategies all while creating a great dining experience. 

Wayne Hirst Center for Beverage Education Center

The Wayne Hirst Center for Beverage Education explores trends and challenges in the beverage world while providing students with an integrated, collaborative and interdisciplinary curriculum.

Department initiatives

Research

For more than 80 years, the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has served hospitality and tourism academia, the hospitality industry and local communities through its commitment to timely, theoretical and applied research.

Center for Hospitality and Tourism Research

Signature Events

Every year, the school offers several events for students and faculty to work hand-in-hand. These events often serve as senior capstone courses and scholarship funding opportunities.

Distinguished Chef Series Hospitality Days Wine Forum of Oklahoma Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma

Student Resources

The school provides students with many opportunities to grow in their professional lives and continue the mission of the university.

Internships Student Organizations

EVENTS

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