Elior North America is the lead sponsor of the event, which will feature culinary tastings prepared by over 30 of the city's finest chefs, including Chef Chair and C-CAP
Board Co-Chair Marcus Samuelsson and Michelin Star Chefs Abram Bissell, Daniel Boulud, Markus Glocker, Alfred Portale, Thomas Keller, and Michael White, as well as CCAP alumni Cesar Gutierrez from Cafe Boulud and Yvan Lemoine from Union Fare.
With the first stage of the protocol completed, C-CAP
moves ahead to new challenges.
Being a student in the C-CAP
program isn't easy, but the rewards and benefits are great, said Richard Grausman, who founded the program in 1990 in New York City High Schools and brought it to Los Angeles a decade ago.
reception will combine the talents and signature styles of 35 of New York's top chefs.
The impetus for C-CAP
started with a speech Grausman heard at a convention of culinary arts professionals.
As this year's honoree, Lidia Bastianich received the C-CAP
Honors Award, an original stainless steel sculpture created by artist Philip Grausman.
The evening's festivities also included a choral group of young artists led by Deborah Grausman, singing happy birthday to renowned Chef Lidia Bastianich, and a presentation by C-CAP
Alum Amar Santana, currently Executive Sous Chef at Aureole.
They were among 25 graduating seniors to win scholarships earlier this month from the Careers through Culinary Arts Program, or C-CAP
, a nonprofit that promotes careers in food service to urban young adults.
Currently she coordinates C-CAP
(Careers through Culinary Arts Program) for Los Angeles Unified School District high schools and was the former co-owner of Le Kookery, a cookware shop in Sherman Oaks.
program has been used at Los Angles County Sheriff's Department stations in Walnut, West Hollywood and Lakewood.