Show 169, April 30, 2016: C-CAP Founder Richard Grausman and President Susan Robbins

Richard Grausman and Susan Robbins of C-CAPCareers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) is a national non-profit that transforms lives of at-risk students through the culinary arts and prepares them for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry. On May 2nd is the C-CAP Los Angeles’ Scholarship Awards Breakfast. Our guests are Richard Grausman, Founder & Chairman Emeritus of C-CAP and Susan Robbins, President, C-CAP.

Since its inception in 1990, C-CAP has awarded over $46 million in scholarships, provided job training and internships, college and lifetime career support, teacher training and product and equipment donations to classrooms. Through C-CAP’s efforts, a large percentage of its students find rewarding careers in the foodservice and hospitality industry with many alumni, now graduates of top culinary schools working in leading restaurants and hotels throughout the country.

C-CAP was founded by Richard Grausman, renowned cookbook author and culinary educator. Its President is Susan Robbins, and its Board of Directors is led by award-winning chef, restaurateur and author Marcus Samuelsson and Mark Weiss, Chief Investment Officer of RFR Holding LLC. C-CAP works with over 16,000 students nationwide.

In 2015-2016 academic year, C-CAP Los Angeles served 3,200 students in 22 schools statewide.  In 2015, C-CAP awarded over $625,000 in scholarships to students from many school districts across the state.

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Show 124, May 30, 2015: C-CAP Los Angeles’ Eric Boardman – Scholarship Awards Breakfast

Eric BoardmanEarlier in the month the Los Angeles branch of the national Careers Through Culinary Arts Program presented over $600,000 in scholarships and cash awards to 28 deserving high school seniors at the annual awards ceremony hosted by the Montage Beverly Hills. These students will now further advance their education in the culinary arts.

C-CAP is a national non-profit that prepares at-risk high school students for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Founded in 1990 by noted culinary educator and cookbook author Richard Grausman, C-CAP provides job training and internships, scholarships, teacher training, cooking competitions, college and career advising, lifetime career support and product and equipment donations to schools.

C-CAP manages the largest independent scholarship program in the United States. Since its inception C-CAP has awarded over $43 million in scholarships and classrooms have received $3.2 million worth of supplies and equipment.

Food TV producer and media personality Eric Boardman (a long-time Advisory Board Member of C-CAP Los Angeles) joins us with the inspiring details.

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Just Desserts

Vanilla Bread PuddingJet Tila’s famous Vanilla Bread Pudding as served at The Charleston will be one of the treats available at “Getting Our Just Desserts” to benefit C-CAP on November 17th.

What is Getting Our Just Desserts? To raise funds for Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) LA, a pioneer and national non-profit leader in providing culinary career opportunities and scholarships to at-risk high school students.  C-CAP manages the largest independent culinary scholarship program in the United States.  C-CAP was founded in 1990 by Richard Grausman, renowned cookbook author, culinary educator and recipient of the President’s Service Award and the James Beard Award for Humanitarian Service.  Since inception, students have been awarded $37 million in scholarships, and classrooms have received donations of $2.8 million worth of supplies and equipment.  Many C-CAP alumni, now graduates of top culinary colleges, are working in leading restaurants and hotels throughout the country.

Getting Our Just Desserts will take place at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of California – Los Angeles, 2900 31st Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405-3035

Tickets are available from Brown Paper Tickets