30th Anniversary C-CAP Benefit

From all of us at C-CAP, thank you for making this year’s benefit such a success!

Honoree Richard Grausman with C-CAP Student and Alumni Volunteers

C-CAP hosted its 30TH Anniversary Grand Tasting Celebration on Tuesday, February 25 at Pier Sixty – Chelsea Piers, New York City. The event  honored C-CAP’s Founder & Chair Emeritus, Richard Grausman and world-renowned baker and restaurant owner, Chef Sarabeth Levine. Chaired by Tim Zagat, the benefit was a resounding success raising over $1.2 million towards C-CAP’s career readiness programs.

Participating restaurants and chefs included: Abigail Kirsch (Matthew Tiscornia), Almond (Jason Weiner, Alex Nieto), Aretsky’s Patroon (Ken Aretsky, Aaron Fitterman), Bâtard Tribeca (Markus Glocker), Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse (Admir Alibasic), Bouley at Home (David Bouley), Café Boulud (Jerrod Zifchak), Casa Nomad (Yvan Lemoine), Cosme (Evelyn Velazquez, Isabel Coss), Cuisine Solutions (Bruno Bertin), Estiatorio Milos (Costas Spiliadis), Four Seasons Hotel (John Johnson), Gramercy Tavern (Miroslav Uskokovic), Indian Accent (Manish Mehrotra), JAMS (Jonathan Waxman), Le Bernardin (Eric Ripert, Thomas Raquel), Locanda Verde (Deborah Racicot), Loi Estiatorio (Maria Loi), Michael’s (Michael McCarty, Kyung Up Lim), Nobu 57 (Matt Hoyle), Park Avenue Winter (Zene Flinn), Perrine at the Pierre (Ashfer Biju), Portale (Alfred Portale), Porter House New York (Michael Lomonaco, Wayne Harley Brachman, Daniel Rutledge), Hudson Yards Grill (Michael Lomonaco, Brian Mottola), Quality Eats (Craig Koketsu), Red Farm (Eddie Schoenfeld, Joe Ng), Red Rooster (Marcus Samuelsson), Sarabeth’s (Sarabeth Levine), Shake Shack, Storico (James Miller), TabeTomo (Tomotsugu Kubo), The Loyal (John Fraser), Untitled (Evan Tessler) and Vaucluse (Michael White, Jared Gadbaw).

Honoree Chef Sarabeth Levine

Many of New York’s notable celebrities and sports figures from the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB attended to support and celebrate C-CAP’s three decades of outstanding work with their career readiness program connecting public high school culinary teachers and their students to the food service industry.

C-CAP Alum

Apple Brown Butter Mousse, Apple Confit, Armagnac Sabayon from Le Bernardin

Guests enjoyed decadent signature dishes by NYC’s top chefs along with world-class wines, cocktails and specialty Vodka drinks by Tito’s top mixologists. This grand tasting of culinary creations was assisted by talented C-CAP students and alumni.

NBC’s Janice Huff emceed the program portion of the evening.

NBC’s Janice Huff welcomes C-CAP Co-Chair Marcus Samuelsson to the stage

C-CAP Alum, Carlton McCoy, CEO & President of Heitz Cellars address the crowd

Richard Grausman surprised by the video made by his daughter, Jennifer Grausman

Richard Grausman’s family and alumni surprised him with a moving video tribute for his 30 years of commitment to helping the lives of C-CAP students and alumni.

Richard Grausman with C-CAP Alumni Ambassadors and Volunteers

Guest gift bags

Guests left with Zabar’s gift bags filled with Tomcat bread, Sarabeth’s jams and booklet, Coca-Cola, Filippo Berio Olive Oil, Farm Box coupons, Zagat guides, Mad Mac Macaron coupons, and C-CAP hats and notepads.

Gramercy Tavern team and C-CAP alumni volunteer

We are so proud and thank our generous sponsors who have helped recognize and support our continuous efforts that empower underserved youth through culinary arts; on equipping underserved youth with the on-the-job skill training necessary for success in today’s workplace; The Walt Disney Company, Cuisine Solutions Ronne & Alan Fisher, Danyelle Freeman, Grausman Family, Sharon Sager, Jeff Samuels, Lutron Electronics Company, Tom Cat  Bakery, Peter Ward, Nina & Tim Zagat, Jonathan M. Tisch, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Joseph & Sylvia Slifka Foundation, Inc., Coca-Cola, San Pell, Acqua Panna, Heitz Cellar, and Moët Hennessy.

Honoree Richard Grausman and Benefit Chair Tim Zagat

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