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Food Service Advisory Council

The Oklahoma Food Service Advisory Council is authorized by 63 O.S. Section 1-106.3. The purpose of the Oklahoma Food Service Advisory Council is to advise the Commissioner of Health, and the Department regarding food service establishments and recommend actions to improve sanitation and consumer protection. Meetings of the Council are held on a quarterly basis.

The Council has the duty and authority to:

  1. Review and approve, in an advisory capacity only, rules and standards for food service establishments operating in this state;
  2. Evaluate, review, and make recommendations regarding Department inspection activities; and
  3. Recommend and approve quality indicators and data submission requirements for food service establishments which shall be used by the Department to monitor compliance with licensure requirements and to publish an annual report of food service establishment performance.

The Council consists of fourteen (14) members. Nine (9) members are appointed by the Commissioner of Health, from a list of three names for each position provided by an association representing the majority of the restaurant owners in the State. These nine appointments to the Council include the following:

  • One member represents the Oklahoma Restaurant Association;
  • One member represents the Oklahoma Hotel and Motel Association;
  • One member represents the Oklahoma Grocers Association;
  • One member represents the Food Service Education;
  • One member represents the Food Processing Education;
  • One member represents the School Nutrition Association of Oklahoma;
  • One member must be an Independent Food Service Operator;
  • One member must be a Food Processor; and
  • One member must be a citizen representing the public who is not a food service establishment operator or employee and is not a member of a food service governing board.

The remaining five appointments consist of:

  • The Director of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, or a designee;
  • The Director of the Tulsa City-County Health Department, or a designee;
  • Two Directors from other County Health Departments in this State, or a designee, appointed by the Commissioner; and
  • The Director of the State Department of Agriculture, or a designee.

Members of the Council serve three-year terms. A majority of Council members constitutes a quorum.

Advisory Committee Members

APPOINTEE CATEGORIES APPOINTING AUTHORITY TERM EXPIRES
James Leewright Oklahoma Restaurant Assocation Commissioner of Health 8/1/2025
Dr. Ravi Jadeja Food Processing Education Commissioner of Health 5/1/2025
Steffon Lewis Oklahoma Grocers Association Commissioner of Health 5/1/2025
Mark Cochran Food Service Education Commissioner of Health 1/31/2024
Michael Farney Oklahoma Hotel & Motel Association  Commissioner of Health 12/31/2022
Krista Neal School Nutrition Association Commissioner of Health 12/31/2022
Bill Ricks A citizen representing the public who is not a food service establishment operator or employee and is not a member of a food service governing board
Commissioner of Health 5/1/2025
Jason Ewald Independent Food Service Operator Commissioner of Health 5/1/2025
Kathy Bogart Food Processor Commissioner of Health 1/31/2024
Tre Williams Director of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, or a designee; Commissioner of Health Non-Expiring
DeBrena Hilton Director of the Tulsa City-County Haelth Departments in this State, or a designee; Commissioner of Health Non-Expiring
Juli Montgomery
Chris Munn
Two Directors from other County Health Departments in this State, or a designee; Commissioner of Health 2/1/2025
Scott Yates The Director of the State Department of Agriculture, or a designee; State Department of Agriculture Non-Expiring

Meeting Schedule for Advisory Committee

DATE TIME LOCATION AGENDA MINUTES
Feb. 2, 2022
**CANCELLED - WEATHER**
9:30 AM Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Room 5
   
March 1, 2022
(Special Meeting)
**CANCELLED - NO QUORUM**
9:30 AM Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
   
March 28, 2022
(Special Meeting)
9:30 AM OKCCHD
2400 NW 36th
OKC, OK 73102
Agenda Minutes
June 15, 2022
**CANCELLED - NO QUORUM**
9:30 AM Tulsa Health Department
5051 S 129th E. Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74134
   
Sept. 7, 2022 9:30 AM Oklahoma State University
365 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
OSU Hospitatlity Tourism Management - Beverage Education Classroom
Agenda  
Dec. 7, 2022 9:30 AM Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Room TBD
   

DATE TIME LOCATION AGENDA MINUTES
March 25, 2021
(Special Meeting)
9:30 AM Virtual Meeting Agenda

Meeting Materials
Minutes
June 16, 2021
(Regular Meeting)
**CANCELLED - NO QUORUM**
9:30 AM Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
   
June 28, 2021
(Special Meeting)
9:30 AM Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Agenda Minutes
September 8, 2021
(Special Meeting)
9:30 AM Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Agenda Minutes
December 1, 2021
(Regular Meeting)
9:30 AM Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Agenda Minutes
December 27, 2021
(Special Meeting)
9:30 AM Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Agenda  

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Consumer Health Service
P.O. Box 268815
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-8815

Physical Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK

Phone: (405) 426-8250
Fax: (405) 900-7557
Email:
CHSLicensing@health.ok.gov