National and New York Program Contact Info:
505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1400
New York, NY 10018
Main: (212) 974-7111
Fax: (212) 974-7117
Chief Administrative Officer
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.
Sikeea assists the New York and National staff, and makes sure that C-CAP headquarters doesn’t run out of coffee. Ask her about general information regarding C-CAP.
Katie oversees operations for C-CAP’s national office, works with the Chief Administrative Officer on administration, and liaises with the Board of Directors.
Director of Special Events & Digital Fundraising
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.
Development & Grants Associate
Lorna is responsible for administering C-CAP’s fundraising database and applying to grants on behalf of the organization. Ask her about the different ways your foundations can donate to C-CAP’s mission.
Director of Program Development & Implementation
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.
Director of Scholarships & College Advisement
Rebecca manages the national scholarship program and, working with her colleagues in all C-CAP locations, provides college advisement to C-CAP students nationally. Ask her about C-CAP’s scholarship programs or to reach out if you would like to support C-CAP students and alumni by providing life-changing scholarship opportunities.
National Program Associate
Guadalupe assists the National Program team, providing logistical and administrative services for all C-CAP locations, and works closely with the Director of Scholarships & College Advisement.
Michelle is a Certified Public Accountant with experience in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Ask her for assistance with any accounting or financial issues you may encounter.
Pam works closely with the Chief Administrative Officer and Accounting Specialist on C-CAP’s accounting and finances.
Natalie Guzman Patricio
Social Media Coordinator
Natalie handles C-CAP’s social media for all of C-CAP’s locations.
C-CAP NATIONAL LOCATIONS
3824 E. Indian School Road, #5
Phoenix, AZ 85018
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.
Leslie works with Arizona students and teachers to help facilitate culinary-related programs, including the annual application process, soft-skills development, and donation and event tracking. Ask her about our soft-skills training.
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.
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 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.
Kala supports C-CAP program implementation in Chicago. Through relationships with students, school communities, and businesses, she facilitates training and generates educational and occupational opportunities for Chicago’s young culinary students. Please reach out to her with any inquiries about collaboration or supporting the Chicago program.
Marcel works with our Chicago students to prepare them for careers in the industry.
LOS ANGELES REGION:
202 West 1st Street, Suite 6-0410
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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 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.
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
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.
P.O. Box 28805
Philadelphia, PA 19151
Fax: (732) 654-8154
Keri manages the Philadelphia location, working to develop programming and fundraising opportunities. Ask her how you or your organization can get involved with C-CAP in the Philadelphia region.
Associate 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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. REGION:
P.O. Box 1243
Brandywine, MD 20613
Fax: (301) 782-4361
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.
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.