Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP)
Careers through Culinary Arts Program’s (C-CAP) mission is to promote and provide career opportunities in the foodservice industry for underserved youth through culinary arts education and employment.
Founded in 1990 by Richard Grausman, one of America’s most respected culinary educators, C-CAP is a national not-for-profit that works through high school teachers, aiming to prepare students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry.
Under the current board leadership of acclaimed chef, entrepreneur and restaurant owner Marcus Samuelsson, C-CAP links public high school culinary teachers and their students to the foodservice industry.
Since its inception, C-CAP has awarded $50 million in scholarships, and classrooms have received $3.8 million worth of supplies and equipment.
C-CAP serves more than 17,500 students and 200 teachers annually. With its national office based in New York City, the organization operates in Philadelphia, PA; Hampton Roads, VA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Washington, D.C. / Prince George’s County, MD; and throughout the state of Arizona.