About Us

5In the New York City Metro Area, C-CAP prepares 2,750 high school students in 14 schools for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry. C-CAP provides job training and internships, 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. Through our high impact Job Training Program, students go on to paid internships at notable New York City restaurants and corporate dining facilities such as Ai Fiori, Bouchon Bakery, Café Boulud, Carbone, Compass Group, Dos Caminos, The Meatball Shop, Union Fare, Perry St., Red Rooster, The Breslin, and more.

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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.
17,000
students served annually
80%
of job training students hired for a paid internship
$50Million
awarded in scholarships since 1990
5000+
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.

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