National Contact Info:
PO Box 918
New York, NY 10116
Main: (212) 974-7111
Fax: (212) 974-7117

Karen Welch
Chief Administrative Officer
(646) 790-4509
Karen is responsible for financial management and administration at C-CAP and plays a central role in directing and overseeing its national operations. Ask her about vendor relationships, contracts, billing, and human resource support.

Christine Lee
Director of Program Development & Implementation
(646) 790-4508
Christine contributes to C-CAP’s mission to empower youth through culinary arts by developing career-readiness programs to increase our reach in our six locations. She seeks to build lasting partnerships to better serve our community of students and alumni. Ask her about exploring synergies with C-CAP to provide high quality programs nationally.

Natalie Guzman Patricio
Social Media Coordinator
(646) 790-4513
Natalie handles C-CAP’s social media for the national C-CAP brand profile. She also designs digital material for use in all locations. Ask her about communications strategy and content creation.

Katie Lane
Operations Manager
(646) 790-4514
Katie oversees operations for C-CAP’s national office, works with the Chief Administrative Officer on administration, and liaises with the Board of Directors.

Pam Marino
Accounting Clerk
(646) 790-4510
Pam works closely with the Chief Administrative Officer and Accounting Specialist on C-CAP’s accounting and finances.


Sara Pattiz
Director of Development
(646) 790-4504
Sara handles fundraising and event planning for C-CAP and serves as the liaison for the C-CAP Junior Board. Ask her about getting involved with a C-CAP event or donating.



3824 E. Indian School Road, #5
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Jill Smith
Program Director
(623) 606-6213
Jill Smith directs and facilitates the state-wide Arizona program and develops relationships in our communities.  Ask her about how you or your business can get involved with our program.

Jelani Port
Culinary Coordinator
Jelani is a C-CAP alum from 2009 who now works with our current student population on culinary skills training, alumni relations, and competition processes. Ask him about alumni opportunities in your area.

Ashley Holian
Culinary Program Support
Ashley is a C-CAP alum from 2007 who works with our student interns participating in the Uptown Farmers Market’s Veggie Valet program. Students have the opportunity to work on their knife skills and hone soft skills in a work-place setting. Ask her how you can get involved with our internship programs.

1440 W. Taylor Street, #411
Chicago, IL 60607

Anthony McPhee
Program Director
Anthony assists with creating, developing, and identifying culinary education-focused programs in the Chicago region. He also supports and increases engagement of C-CAP’s constituents, while growing external relationships with industry and education partners. Ask him how you or your organization get involved with C-CAP Chicago.

521 E. Green St. Suite M219
Pasadena, CA 91101

Lisa Fontanesi
Program Director
(323) 371-9269
Lisa manages the day-to-day programming of C-CAP’s Los Angeles program, working with students, teachers, administrators, chefs, foundations, and supporters to make sure the program runs smoothly and continues to grow. Ask her about how you, your company, or foundation can support C-CAP.

Gail Carney
Culinary Coordinator
(805) 630-9948
Gail works with LA students, teachers and alumni and oversees the coordination of culinary-related programs along with managing the administrative activities to support the Los Angeles program.  Ask her how your LA-area high school can participate in C-CAP.

Lorri Wressell
Career Advisor and Event Planner
Lorri comes with 25 years of catering experience and wrangles our Los Angeles program participating chefs who mentor, hire, and support our students and alumni in the Los Angeles area. Ask her about internships, job placements, volunteering, and all things hospitality.

505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1400
New York, NY 10018
(212) 974-7111

Tristan Shippen
Career Development Coordinator
(646) 790-4511
Tristan works with our New York City students, industry professionals, post secondary partners and teachers to coordinate our culinary programs and annual cooking competition for scholarships. Ask him how you or your New York City culinary student can get involved.

Than Htut Phoo
Program Coordinator
(646) 790-4505
Than works with our New York City teachers, and students, as well as collaborates with post secondary and industry partners to facilitate Culinary College readiness, financial aid education and culinary career empowerment. Ask him how you or your New York City culinary students can get involved.

P.O. Box 28805
Philadelphia, PA 19151
Fax: (732) 654-8154

Alyssa Termini
Program Director
Alyssa works with Philadelphia students, alumni, and teachers, creating and executing culinary programs related to career readiness, teacher professional development, and industry exposure. Ask her how your business or restaurant can work with our students or teachers to enhance their culinary education.

P.O. Box 1243
Brandywine, MD 20613
Fax: (301) 782-4361

Yvette Williams
Program Director
(240) 691-9125
Yvette mentors, nurtures, and educates C-CAP students in the Washington, D.C. region, as well as working with teachers, local chefs, and supporters. Ask her about how your high school can participate in C-CAP, or how you, your company, or foundation can support our work.

Troy Williams
Chef Coordinator
(240) 508-7459
Chef Troy instructs, mentors and nurtures C-CAP students in the Washington, D.C. region, as well as working with local chefs, teachers, food purveyors and supporters. Ask him about how your high school can participate in C-CAP, or how you, your company, or foundation can support our work.