C-CAP Gala Raises Funds for Aspiring Young Chefs

By Annie Wu, Epoch Times
February 17, 2017 12:29 pm Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm

Every year, New York’s top chefs gather for the C-CAP (Careers Through Culinary Arts Program) benefit gala. The reason for their unwavering participation? To support culinary school scholarships for high school students who aspire to become chefs.

This year’s gala honors chef Michael Anthony of Untitled and Gramercy Tavern. “I see my job as a chef as principally encouraging young people to join our profession and to open new avenues for potential growth. The restaurant and hospitality industry is continuing to grow at a record-breaking pace, and there’s an overwhelming need for trained and ambitious staff,” said Anthony of his reasons for  supporting C-CAP.

Chef Michael Anthony. (Melissa Hom)
Chef Michael Anthony. (Melissa Hom)

Over 36 chefs will be preparing dishes at this year’s gala, including Daniel Boulud (Boulud restaurants), Carla Hall (Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen); John Fraser (Dovetail); Missy Robbins (Lilia); Maria Loi (Loi Estiatorio); Leah Cohen (Pig and Khao); David Burke (Tavern62); and more. Several C-CAP alums who have gone on to work at New York’s top kitchens will also cook at the gala, such as Cesar Gutierrez of Café Boulud, Betty Peña of Pig and Khao, and Yvan Lemoine of Union Fare. C-CAP’s new president Karen Brosius; chef Mario Sandoval of Coque, a Michelin two-star restaurant in Madrid; and Carmen Flores, director of Olesay, an organization that arranges internship programs in Spain, will also be in attendance. $600 to $1,000 per person.

Attendees sample dishes by top chefs at last year's C-CAP gala. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)
Attendees sample dishes by top chefs at last year’s C-CAP gala. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

Wednesday, March 8
5:45 p.m.–9 p.m.
Chelsea Piers at Pier Sixty
At 23rd Street and West Side Highway