The Careers through Culinary Arts Programs
What is C-CAP???
C-CAP works with public schools across the nation to prepare students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry.
What does the program offer?
The 17-year-old national nonprofit provides Teacher Training, Scholarships, Cooking Competitions, Job Training and Internships, College and Career Advising, Product and Equipment Donations, and C-CAP Approved certification.
A Little History
With C-CAP’s help, over 550 teachers have expanded their culinary skills and teaching techniques and more than 100,000 students have benefited from enhanced culinary education. C-CAP manages the largest independent culinary scholarship program in the United States and has awarded over 1,850 scholarships, valued at over $17.8 million, to students to attend culinary schools and universities. C-CAP has delivered more than $2.2 million worth of equipment and supplies to under-stocked and under-equipped classrooms in eight locations including New York; Los Angeles; Boston; Chicago; Philadelphia; Hampton Roads, VA; Washington, D.C.; and Arizona.
Mission Statement Careers through Culinary Arts Program’s mission is to promote and provide career opportunities in the foodservice industry for disadvantaged youth through culinary arts education and employment.
Through annual competitions, C-CAP provides scholarships that allow students the opportunity to continue their education. Sponsor Donations National industry sponsors provide equipment and essential supplies needed to prepare students for culinary careers.
Teacher Training Innovative training sessions offer teachers the opportunity to master the skills necessary to prepare students for a well-rounded culinary education. Volunteer Industry Professionals C-CAP pairs teachers and their students with industry professionals for in-class and work-place demonstrations.
Recipe for Success
Financial Information Form 990 Recipe for Success C-CAP is a school-to-career program that links public high schools to the food service industry. Our comprehensive approach prepares students for a successful education and career. Jobs and internships C-CAP provides job readiness training and places students in jobs and internships with local restaurants, hotels and other food service establishments. After School Program A specially-designed curriculum allows middle and high-school age students to participate in C-CAP after the school day. College and Career Advising C-CAP offers long term support to scholarship recipients through financial aid assistance, career building workshops, job referrals and placement.