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Tulsa Food Advisory Council​

Acting as a bridge between health authorities, the food industry, and the public, the Tulsa Food Advisory Council ensures a robust food safety program for all by developing policies and mediating disputes.

To serve as a liaison among Tulsa Health Department’s Food Protection Services, Food Industry, and Consumers to establish a cooperative relationship, to achieve a safe and effective food safety program, and to protect the citizens of Tulsa County and all transient guests and to:

  • Provide technical expertise to resolve compliance issues
  • Promote and assist in developing a partnership culture with food industry
  • Provide input in training and policy
  • Assist in the appeals process through compliance hearings

The council is made up of 15 members representing three constituencies: food industry, health professionals and consumers.  The council meets a minimum of once per year to advise Food Protection Services Consumer Protection Division on its policies, procedures, food safety issues, and codes.  Impactful changes are forwarded to the Tulsa Board of Health and, if necessary, local city councils.

The council also plays a role in mediation and hearings concerning compliance with the food code, variances to the code, and suspension or revocation of food licenses.

The council has worked on many customer improvement surveys throughout the years and has participated in committees to incorporate improvements to the program.

If you have any concerns or suggestions you wish to be addressed by the council or Food Protection Services you may contact the council chairman, Andrew Arvay at 918-508-1925 or email

Council Members

Food Industry Representatives:  

David Chambers
Mazzio’s LLC 

Thomas Hunter
Ricardo's Mexican Restaurant

Eric Bartlett, Vice Chairman
Rib Crib Corporation 

Thomas "Evan" Kelamis
Savoy Restaurant 

Health Professionals Representatives:

Marilyn Been, P.T.
Concentra Urgent Care

Steven Jennings, N.D.
Naturopathic Doctor

Vicky B. Cha
Registered Nurse

General Consumer Representatives:

Rocky Strum
Sturm Consulting, Inc.

Harry Lentz, JD
Works & Lentz, Inc.

Andrew Arvay, Chairman
Independent Food Service Consultant

Ruth Young
Food Service Consultant

Meetings take place at the Tulsa Health Department James O. Goodwin Health Center, 5051 S. 129 E. Ave. Tulsa, OK 74134 in Room #231 unless otherwise noted*.

Wednesday, February 14 at 2 p.m. *in Room #300 Meeting Notice | Agenda
Wednesday, June 5 at 2 p.m. Meeting Notice & Agenda
Wednesday, October 2 at 2 p.m.

Meeting Archives

2023 Tulsa Food Advisory Council Meetings

2022 Tulsa Food Advisory Council Meetings

2021 Tulsa Food Advisory Council Meetings

2020 Tulsa Food Advisory Council Meetings

2019 Tulsa Food Advisory Council Meetings

2018 Tulsa Food Advisory Council Meetings

2017 Tulsa Food Advisory Council Meetings

2016 Tulsa Food Advisory Council Meetings

2015 Tulsa Food Advisory Council Meetings

2014 Tulsa Food Advisory Council Meetings


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