Creating a Future

Through culinary training, career advising and scholarship opportunities, C-CAP works to break the cycle of poverty and empowers our students and alumni for success from their first day on the job throughout their entire career.

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C-CAP Featured in American Graduate Day on PBS

PBS recently featured C-CAP Co-Chair Marcus Samuelsson and New York program alum Lay Alston discussing C-CAP and the importance of mentorship. American Graduate Day is an annual PBS special highlighting the inspiring individuals and organizations helping students graduate high school and look forward to their next chapter, achieving career success. Watch the full segment!

C-CAP ANNUAL BENEFIT

Through culinary training, career advising and scholarship opportunities, C-CAP works to break the cycle of poverty and empowers our students and alumni for success from their first day on the job throughout their entire career. Join us on February 27th for a grand walk-around tasting event featuring culinary creations prepared by New York’s top chefs, assisted by C-CAP high school students and alumni.

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C-CAP has an incredible system in place that, through education and training, prepares underserved youth for careers in the professional world of culinary and hospitality. The program is also a huge benefit to the growing market and chefs looking for skilled and motivated talent.

Marcus Samuelsson
Chef/Restaurateur/Author, Marcus Samuelsson Group
C-CAP Board Co-Chair

Our Impact

3.2 million disadvantaged youths in the U.S. between 16 and 24 are not in school and do not have jobs.

As the restaurant and hospitality industry continues to surge, with a forecast of 1.7 million new restaurant positions by 2025, there is an overwhelming need for trained, hard-working and dedicated staff. C-CAP's unique programs prepare students for successful careers in this industry.
17,500+
Students served annually
95%
of job training students hired for a paid internship
$53Million+
Awarded in scholarships since 1990
5,000+
Industry partners
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Our Programs

C-CAP is a curriculum enrichment program linking public high school culinary teachers and their students to the foodservice industry. Our various programs work together to help prepare students for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

Alumni Profiles

Cesar Gutierrez

“Without C-CAP, I think I probably would have been dead. Without their guidance, I think I would have gone back to my old lifestyle. They’ve been a part of my family.”

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Lasheeda Perry

“I took full advantage of countless opportunities from C-CAP and was given the chance to do the unthinkable.”

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