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Benefit for Careers through Culinary Arts Programs

Submitted by on March 13, 2023 – 12:17 amNo Comment

Marcus SamuelssonCareers through Culinary Arts Programs (C-CAP), the workforce development nonprofit that teaches more than 20,000 middle-and-high school students in more than 165 schools culinary, life, and job skills, announces its annual national benefit, will be held from 5:45 to 9 p.m. April 3, 2023, at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York.

Hosted by C-CAP’s longtime co-chair and celebrity chef, Marcus Samuelsson (pictured), the fundraiser will honor Restaurant Associates CEO, Chef Ed Brown and be chaired by Warren Thompson, President and Chairman of Thompson Hospitality Corporation, the largest minority-owned food service and facilities management company in the U.S.

The night will be a “who’s who” of top restaurant chefs serving up signature dishes, including Tom Colicchio’s Vallata, Kwame Onwuachi’s Tatiana, Chintan Pandya’s Dhamaka, Hillary Sterling’s Ci Siamo, Sohui Kim’s Gage & Tollner, Daniel Boulud’s Bar Boulud, Markus Glocker’s Kolomon, and Rocco DiSpirito’s Made by Rocco. Attendees will hear about the impact of C-CAP’s work with their talented and deserving culinary students and be able to bid on an online auction of stellar epicurean experiences.

You can buy tickets online, and a virtual ticket option also is available.

“This year we have an exceptional lineup of star chefs, showcasing the best of New York City and its environs, all of whom are here to support our amazing students get on a pathway to success,” says C-CAP’s Executive Director Tanya Steel. Benefit Chair Warren Thompson is “thrilled to support C-CAP’s exceptional efforts and honor long-time friend and colleague Ed Brown”. “I am honored to be supporting C-CAP and for almost three decades have worked with some of these talented individuals in the C-CAP program at my restaurants,” says Restaurant Associates’ Ed Brown. “It’s a nice full circle moment for me professionally and personally.”

About C-CAP

C-CAP is an education and workforce development nonprofit that provides underserved teens a pathway to success through higher-education scholarships and paid apprenticeships & jobs in the food sector.

Annually, C-CAP provides culinary, job, and life skills to more than 20,000 middle-and-high school students across the United States in more than 165 schools in the following cities: New York City, Newark, Philadelphia, Camden, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and Arizona. Houston, Miami and Baltimore C-CAP locations are opening this fall.

This 33-year-old nonprofit founded by Richard Grausman strives to help further food and social justice, as well as equity and inclusion by providing tools for job success. Starting in middle schools, we provide culinary-and-wellness curriculum, and in high schools also provide an integrated approach to employment in the food sector via internships/apprenticeships, job shadows, mentorship, work opportunities, college and career advising, and higher-education scholarships.

(Photo courtesy of C-CAP)

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