Food enthusiasts who want to help launch students into culinary arts careers take note. C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program), which with more than 250 public high school teachers involves some 10,000 students in over 200 schools in various cities throughout the country in a program to inspire careers and help find job opportunities, holds its annual tasting, "A Preview of Spring Dining," on Feb. 24, 6:30-9 p.m. in New York at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers at West 23rd Street. This year C-CAP is honoring restaurant notables Danny Meyer and Michael Romano.
As in past benefits, many of the top chefs of New York leading restaurants will prepare special dishes and participants will be able to visit the extensive aggregation of tables to taste the creations. Desserts, champagne and wines will also be featured. Television star Al Roker will once again be master of ceremonies, with Darlene and Tom Ryder as chairs, and Susan and Richard Grausman, founders of C-CAP, as co-chairs.
More than $11 million in scholarships have been awarded by C-CAP, a non-profit organization, since 1990. More than $1.5 million of donated supplies and products have been provided to schools taking part in the program.
C-CAP has its office at 250 West 57th Street, Suite 2015, New York, N.Y., 10107. For further information phone 212-974-7111, Fax 212-974-7117 or log on to www.ccapinc.org.