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About Us

In Arizona, C-CAP is a statewide program that prepares 6,600 high school students in 40 schools for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry. C-CAP provides curriculum enrichment for high school culinary classrooms, career exploration and advising opportunities, scholarships through cooking competitions, college advising, teacher professional development and product donations for classrooms.


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Our National Impact

3.2 million underserved 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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awarded in scholarships since 1990
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Our Programs

In addition to the programs below, we recently piloted an Industry Scholarship program where selected C-CAP alumni build their technical and soft skills through C-CAP training, field trips and a paid internship with a top chef in the area. Additionally, we offer a career readiness initiative called Veggie Valet where C-CAP students slice, dice, chop, or julienne free-of-charge any produce that is purchased at the Uptown Farmer’s Market in downtown Phoenix every Saturday.

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