Marcus Samuelsson, Richard Grausman, Mark Weiss

Chef Marcus Samuelsson, Richard Grausman, and Mark Weiss

National Board of Directors

RICHARD GRAUSMAN
FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN EMERITUS

Richard began his culinary career in 1969, teaching French cooking throughout the U.S. for Le Cordon Bleu de Paris. His cookbook, At Home With the French Classics, was first published in 1988 by Workman Publishing Co. and is now available in its newly revised edition, French Classics Made Easy. In 1990, he founded C-CAP in 12 New York City schools and it has since expanded to seven locations across the country. For his work with C-CAP, Grausman has received numerous awards including the President’s Service Award and the James Beard Humanitarian Award.

MARCUS SAMUELSSON
CO-CHAIR

C-CAP is an organization close to Marcus’s heart because it inspires the youth to stay curious and explore the world through the lens of cooking and culture. Marcus currently serves as C-CAP’s board co-chair and has been a board member since 2004. He is an acclaimed chef, restaurateur, television host, and author, including writing an inspirational autobiography for young adults called Make It Messy. Marcus also recently debuted his new series No Passport Required with VOX/Eater and PBS.

MARK WEISS
CO-CHAIR
Chief Investment Officer
RFR Holding LLC

JEFFREY B. SAMUELS
CO-VICE CHAIR
Partner
Paul Weiss

TIM ZAGAT
CO-VICE CHAIR
Co-Chair
Zagat

SHARON T. SAGER
SECRETARY
Managing Director-Wealth Management
Private Wealth Advisor
UBS Financial Services, Inc.

JENNIFER SOLOMON
TREASURER
COO & CFO
The Art Students League of New York

I.D. ARUEDE
Chief Financial Officer
Whitney Museum of American Art

AARON BLUDORN
Executive Chef
Café Boulud

ALAN FISHER
Owner
Fisher Associates

DANYELLE FREEMAN
Founder and Editor
RestaurantGirl.com

MELVIN GINSBERG, C.P.A
Melvin Ginsberg & Associates

DEBORAH GRAUSMAN
Actor/Singer/Voice-Over Artist

DOUG HSIEH
CEO
Avero

MARK KORNBLAU
Senior Vice President, Communications
NBCUniversal News Group

BRIAN POPLIN
President & CEO
Elior North America

MICHAEL STILLMAN
President and Founder
Quality Branded

STANISLAS VILGRAIN
Chairman and CEO
Cuisine Solutions

National Advisory Board

JEFFREY S. BARBA
Director, Food & Beverage
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

WILL BLUNT
Managing Editor and Partner
StarChefs.com

PHILIP DEMAIOLO
Executive Chef
Pier Sixty LLC

JEFFREY DRYFOOS
Publisher
Dessert Professional

GALE GAND
Executive Pastry Chef and Founding Partner
TRU, Chicago

ROBERT LAUB
President
Harold Import Company, Inc.

CARY E. NEFF
Vice President
Corporate Culinary Services
Morrison Management Specialists

JACQUES PÉPIN
President
Jacques Pépin, Inc.

RENA POCRASS
Consultant, Dobla USA

JUDITH A. RIZZO, Ed. D.
Executive Director and CEO
James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy

AL ROKER
Al Roker Entertainment, Inc.

DONALD G. TOBER
Chairman and CEO
Sugar Foods Corporation

SCOTT UEHLEIN
VP of Production Innovation and Development
Sonic Drive-In

SHERRY YARD
Vice President Culinary Direction
iPic Entertainment/ Helms Bakery