Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) is a national non-profit that educates and guides underserved high school students toward a successful future, providing career readiness and development in the culinary world. After serving as a board member since 2004, Marcus was recently named co-chair of C-CAP highlighting his commitment to mentorship and inclusion across the hospitality industry.

C-CAP prepares students for the workplace through culinary training, field trips, job shadows, educational scholarships, and college and career advising. C-CAP also offers lifetime support to its alumni, keeping in touch and coaching students long after graduation. By doing this, C-CAP brings gender, ethnic, and racial diversity to leadership roles in restaurants and food companies across the country.

Founded by culinary educator and cookbook author Richard Grausman, C-CAP impacts over 17,500 students a year and is active in 7 states. C-CAP has awarded over $56 million in scholarships since its inception, and countless C-CAP alumni work throughout the country as guiding leaders of the culinary and hospitality industry.