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Join us in honoring Chef Eric Ripert on February 26, 2019 at 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.

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.
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of job training students hired for a paid internship
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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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Mimi Chen

“C-CAP supported me and helped me launch my culinary career, which changed my life.”

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