A STAR STUDDED 30TH ANNIVERSARY C-CAP BENEFIT SUPPORTS THE OUTSTANDING WORK IN EMPOWERING UNDERSERVED YOUTH THROUGH THE CULINARY ARTS
C-CAP hosted its 30TH Anniversary Benefit this week at Pier Sixty – Chelsea Piers, New York City honoring two industry icons; Richard Grausman (founder C-CAP/Chef/Author and Sarabeth Levine (world-renowned Baker/Author/Restaurateur).
Janice Huff, (NBC Chief Meteorologist) emceed the evening and shared the mic with Tim Zagat (Co-Founder Zagat), Marcus Samuelsson (C-CAP Board Chair/Chef/Restaurateur/TV Personality) and Carlton McCoy (President & CEO Heitz Cellar) who shared the important work and success stories of C-CAP and the honorees. Red Carpet guests included Justin Tuck (2x Super Bowl Champion), Howard Cross (NY Giants Super Bowl Champion), Charles Smith (NBA Veteran), Judge Patricia DiMango (CBS Hot Bench), Ryan Field (ABC Sports Anchor) and Dee-Morris (Actor/Singer/Songwriter Gotham (FOX), Shades of Blue (NBC), to name a few.
“I want to thank everybody who joined us in supporting our special C-CAP 30th Anniversary Benefit. I’m gratified to be recognized by my peers and honored for my work with C-CAP. I look forward to many more successful years and continuing to work with the chefs and students who are my extended family,” Richard Grausman, C-CAP Founder & Chair Emeritus.
“It is such an honor to work with the C-CAP students and Richard throughout the years. It was a special night seeing all the guests, students, alums and celebrities who came out to join us in our celebration. I’m beyond grateful for this recognition and I look forward to many more years of supporting the C-CAP students and alum,” said Sarabeth Levine, World-renowned Baker/Author/Chef.
“It was an exciting night honoring Richard Grausman and Sarabeth Levine for their incredible impact on the industry and important work with C-CAP. They inspire C-CAP students, alumni and all of us with their dedication and passion. A special thank you to all who came out to support the C-CAP 30th Anniversary Benefit,” said Marcus Samuelsson, Chef, Author and Restaurateur.
“This was the best C-CAP tasting benefit in 30 years that broke all records raising over 1.2 million. We had over a thousand guests and great food by 35 of the top restaurants in New York City. The room was filled with amazing energy and was buzzing all night. Best of all, the night celebrated a wonderful cause helping underserved high-school students gain careers in the food service industry, said Tim Zagat, founder Zagat.
Guests enjoyed the finest signature dishes by NYC’s hottest chefs along with world-class wines by Heitz Cellar, cocktails and specialty Vodka drinks by Tito’s top mixologists. Talented C-CAP students and alumni assisted with the grand tasting showing off their culinary skills alongside the chefs. Guests participated in an exciting auction with once-in-a-lifetime culinary, culture and travel packages. The night celebrated the finest in the industry and guests had a once in a lifetime opportunity to savor the exquisite food tastes by the “hard to get into” restaurants in one night. The night raised over 1.2 million and will benefit C-CAP’s career readiness programs.\
Participating restaurants and chefs included: Abigail Kirsch (Matthew Tiscornia), Almond (Jason Weiner, Alex Nieto), Aretsky’s Patroon (Ken Aretsky, Aaron Fitterman), Bâtard Tribeca (Markus Glocker), Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse (Admir Alibasic), Bouley at Home (David Bouley), Café Boulud (Jerrod Zifchak), Casa Nomad (Yvan Lemoine), Cosme (Evelyn Velazquez, Isabel Coss), Cuisine Solutions (Bruno Bertin), Estiatorio Milos (Costas Spiliadis), Four Seasons Hotel (John Johnson), Gramercy Tavern (Miroslav Uskokovic), Hudson Yards Grill (Michael Lomonaco, Wayne Harley Brachman, Daniel Rutledge), Indian Accent (Manish Mehrotra), JAMS (Jonathan Waxman), Le Bernardin (Eric Ripert, Thomas Raquel), Locanda Verde (Deborah Racicot) (Loi Estiatorio (Maria Loi), The Loyal (John Fraser), Michael’s (Michael McCarty, Kyung Up Lim), Nobu 57 (Matt Hoyle), Park Avenue Winter (Zene Flinn), Perrine at the Pierre (Ashfer Biju), Portale (Alfred Portale), Porter House New York (Michael Lomonaco, Wayne Harley Brachman, Daniel Rutledge), Quality Eats (Craig Koketsu), Decoy/ Red Farm (Eddie Schoenfeld, Joe Ng), Red Rooster (Marcus Samuelsson), Sarabeth’s (Sarabeth Levine), Shake Shack, Storico (James Miller), TabeTomo (Tomotsugu Kubo), Untitled (Evan Tessler) and Vaucluse (Michael White, Jared Gadbaw).
We are grateful and thank our generous sponsors who have helped recognize and support our continuous efforts that empower underserved youth through culinary arts; on equipping underserved youth with the on-the-job skill training necessary for success in today’s workplace; Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Walt Disney Company, Cuisine Solutions, Ronne & Alan Fisher, Danyelle Freeman, Grausman Family, Lutron Electronics Company, Sharon Sager, Jeff Samuels, Michael Stillman, Tom Cat Bakery, Peter Ward, Nina & Tim Zagat, Jonathan M. Tisch, Joseph & Sylvia Slifka Foundation, Inc., Coca-Cola, San Pell, Aqua Panna, Heitz Cellar and Moet Hennessy.
C-CAP(Careers Through Culinary Arts Program) isa national nonprofit co-chaired by chef, author and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson, and founded by culinary educator Richard Grausman, provides underserved youth with educational and career opportunities through the culinary arts. It is a curriculum enrichment program linking public high school culinary teachers and their students to the foodservice industry. C-CAP’s various programs work together to help prepare students for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry. https://ccapinc.org #CCAPinc #CCAPBenefit #CCAP30