Careers through Culinary Arts Program's mission is to promote and provide career opportunities in the foodservice industry for underserved youth through culinary arts education and employment.
Recipe for Success
C-CAP is a curriculum enrichment program that links public high school culinary teachers and their students to the foodservice industry. Our materials and services help prepare students for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry.
Teacher Training: Innovative professional development sessions build teachers' knowledge and skills to enhance student outcomes.
Scholarships and Cooking Competitions: Students who compete in annual C-CAP cooking contests win college scholarships as part of the largest independent culinary scholarship program in the country.
Job Training, Internships and Career Advising: Job shadows, job readiness training and internships provide high school students with work skills and on-the-job experience. Ongoing career counseling builds students' awareness of opportunities and helps alumni progress in their careers.
College Advising and College 101: College and career advisors work with all scholarship winners to ensure their success in school and in the industry.
Product Donations: Industry sponsors provide under-stocked and under-equipped classrooms with necessary equipment and ingredients.