Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP)

is a national non-profit that transforms the lives of disadvantaged youth through the culinary arts and prepares them for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

Since being founded in 1990 by Richard Grausman, renowned cookbook author and culinary educator, we have awarded over $50 million in scholarships, provided job training and internships, college and lifetime career support, teacher training and product and equipment donations to classrooms.

We work with over 17,000 students nationwide. Through our efforts, a large percentage of our students find rewarding careers in the foodservice and hospitality industry with many alumni, now graduates of top culinary schools, working in leading restaurants and hotels throughout the country.

C-CAP’s Board of Directors is led by award–winning chef, restaurateur and author Marcus Samuelsson and Mark Weiss, Chief Investment Officer of RFR Holding LLC.

C-CAP’s mission is to promote and provide career opportunities in the foodservice industry for underserved youth through culinary arts education and employment.