Earlier 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.