As of yesterday, I am so excited (and proud) to announce that, along with Mark Weiss, Chief Investment Officer of RFR Holdings, I have been named the Co-Chairman of C-CAP,Careers through Culinary Arts Program.
I've been happy to serve on the board of directors and support the organization for the last 15 years. With the help Founder Richard Grausman, C-CAP has done incredible work reaching underserved youth interested in the culinary arts and hospitality. The organization has also been a beacon for industry leaders and restaurateurs looking for skilled workers and a passionate younger generation.
It's been amazing to witness and be a part of the important work done by Richard and C-CAP. Doors have been opened for minorities and youth to succeed and career dreams have come true for so many talented students and their families. Working in hospitality can be incredibly challenging and can seem never-ending, but C-CAP provides a roadmap for these young talents, guiding them along the way. I'm truly humbled for this opportunity to make C-CAP my philanthropic focus and to help transform lives through the culinary arts.
<b>About Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP)</b> Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) is a national non-profit that was founded by Richard Grausman in 1990. The program transforms the lives of at-risk students through the culinary arts, preparing and guiding them for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry. For the past 25 years, C-CAP has provided job training and internships, scholarships, teacher training, cooking competitions, college and career advising and product and equipment donations. C-CAP has awarded over $46 million in scholarships through the largest independent culinary scholarship program in the U.S., and classrooms nationwide have received nearly $3.4 million worth of supplies and equipment. 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.