About Us

3In Hampton Roads, Virginia, C-CAP prepares 3,000 high school students in 18 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 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. C-CAP's unique programs prepare students for successful careers in this industry.
17,000
STUDENTS SERVED ANNUALLY
95%
OF JOB TRAINING STUDENTS WERE HIRED FOR A PAID INTERNSHIP
$50Million
AWARDED IN SCHOLARSHIPS SINCE 1990
5,000
AWARDED IN SCHOLARSHIPS SINCE 1990
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Our Programs

In addition to the programs below, C-CAP Hampton Roads students and alumni have the opportunity to work with our area’s top chefs and restaurants by volunteering at community events. This strong connection to our local culinary scene allows students to learn more about the culinary arts and the foodservice industry, often landing job offers through this networking.

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