C-CAP promotes and provides foodservice career opportunities for underserved youth through culinary arts education and employment

Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) works with public schools across the country to prepare students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry. C-CAP was founded in 1990 by renowned chef and cookbook author, Richard Grausman, and makes a difference by providing opportunities for kids who would have little chance of a college degree, to become educated in the culinary and hospitality field, and then compete for scholarships. The kids in our program, whether they are awarded scholarships or not, are prepared for careers which can lead them out of poverty.
C-CAP manages the largest independent high school culinary scholarship program in the United States, awarding roughly $2 million each year. C-CAP meets its goal by providing teacher training and curriculum enhancement to high school culinary instructors in seven states. We then provide college advising and College 101 Workshops for our students who are college-bound job shadows, job training, internships, and career advising for life.

1. www.ccapinc.org

2. Programs in six locations: New York, Arizona, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philidelphia and Virginia