Marcus Samuelsson and Alumni on C-CAP

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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.

Students served annually
of job training students hired for a paid internship
Awarded in scholarships since 1990
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

Brother Luck

“Eighteen years ago I sat in a culinary high school program that changed my life. C-CAP defined the meaning of opportunity and provided me with the confidence that could make me successful if I worked hard enough.”

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Carson Moreland

Carson Moreland will graduate from the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park this July, holding a bachelor’s degree in business management with a concentration in entrepreneurship. As part of his program, he is developing a complete restaurant concept and menu to be pitched to industry experts and investors – similar to Shark Tank – […]

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