Careers Through Culinary Arts Program

Careers Through Culinary Arts Program
Organization Name:
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program
Primary Address 1:
505 Eighth Avenue
Primary Address 2:
Suite 1400
Primary Address City:
New York
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Other Locations 1:
521 East Green St., Los Angeles, CA 91101
Other Locations 2:
3824 East Indian School Road, Suite 5, Phoenix, AZ, 85018
Short Organization Description:
C-CAP’s mission is to promote and provide career opportunities in the foodservice industry for underserved youth through culinary arts education and employment.
Long Organization Description:

Established in 1990, C-CAP exists to provide a pathway for underserved high school students to the culinary and hospitality industry. C-CAP partners with high school districts in New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Arizona, DC, and Chicago to supplement existing culinary arts courses with opportunities for internships, chef mentoring, job shadowing, and college and career advisement. our mission is to empower our students to follow their ambitions and give them every resource possible to achieve them.

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Organization Phone Number:
(212) 974-7111
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How do customers and clients contact your organization?:
Email, Telephone, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
In the New York City Metro Area, C-CAP prepares 2,750 high school students in 14 schools for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Nationally, C-CAP provides underfunded public schools with over $100,000 worth of supplies for their culinary classrooms. It has awarded $50 million in scholarships since 1990, and 80% of its job-trained students get hired to paid internships.
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Major Funders:
Foundations, Individual, and corporate/corporate foundation contributions
Organization Type:
Academic Organization, Community Advocacy, Food Safety, Philanthropic
About the Organization:
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) works with public schools nationally to prepare underserved high school students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Through culinary training, career advising and scholarship opportunities, C-CAP works to break the cycle of poverty and aims to empower students and alumni for success from their first day on the job throughout their entire career. The nonprofit operates in 7 locations across the country, and manages the largest independent high school culinary scholarship program in the United States.
Latest Project:
In September, 2016, C-CAP revealed its brand-new website, full of information:
Areas Served:
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Los Angeles, Arizona, Philadelphia, DC, and Chicago.
Core Programs:
C-CAP links public high school culinary teachers and their students to the food service industry. Their programs, created to help prepare students for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry, are as follows:
Job training followed by a paid internship;
Cooking competitions for which the students prepare for months;
Largest independent culinary/hospitality scholarship program in the country;
College advising;
Lifetime career guidance;
Teacher support
Major Issues:
Cooking Education/Skills, Nutrition Education (Children/Youth), Urban Agriculture
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We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#ccapinc, #ccapfounmder, #ccapNYC, #CCAPIsCooking, #GiftingTueday, #ccapINC
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#CCAPAlum, #WhyIGive, #GivingTuesday, #IDrreamOf
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