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Friday, February 29, 2008

Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Fundraiser

Richard Grausman, Founder and President of C CAP

Through my husband's mother's boss's sister's program (CCAP) I was lucky enough to volunteer this past Wednesday with a fellow chefwife, J at their annual benefit. I can't think of a better program to support being a lover of all this education and culinary arts. From the CCAP website:

The Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) works with public schools across the nation to prepare students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry. 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.

The event was held at Pier Sixty and honored Alfred Portale with tastings from over 35 restaurants including Aquavit, bd Bistro Moderne, Tabla, Dovetail, Gotham Bar and Grill, The Modern, Oceana, Telepan, Union Square Cafe, Blue Hill, and Del Posto.

Recently I've been thinking about how I can get the DCW involved in meaningful, selfless acts and I think C-CAP is just the place. I intend on doing all that I can to help this program as well as get anyone I know to jump on board. So, if you'd also like to volunteer at another event with me and J, then please email me. There are also many other ways to help, so please see their website. As powerful women we are lucky enough to be able to help programs such as C CAP and I hope that more opportunities to help will come our way.


Hilary Battes said...

For photos and a recap of the event please see:


Anonymous said...

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