Careers through Culinary Arts Program (New York, NY)


  • Name:Ms. Jill Lloyd
  • Title:Director of Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Careers through Culinary Arts Program
  • Address:505 Eighth Avenue
    Suite 1400
    New York, NY 10018
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:212-974-7111

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  • Mission:
  • Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) is a national non-profit that works with public schools to prepare at-risk high school students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry. In the Los Angeles region C-CAP serves 3,200 students in 20 schools.

  • Overview:
  • C-CAP works to break the cycle of poverty by providing job training, internships, cooking competitions for culinary scholarships, college advising, lifetime career support, teacher training and curriculum enrichment.

    At-risk students, with few professional career-path prospects, are in great danger of leaving their high schools without marketable job skills or college prospects and are in need of an opportunity for a productive occupation. The food and hospitality industry continues to grow and is in need of talented, dedicated workers. C-CAP’s programs, developed based on industry professionals’ feedback, are designed to provide our students with the foundation for a career in a growing industry. The programs give our students a path to a better life for themselves and their families, and many C-CAP alumni have gone on to find rewarding careers in the food and hospitality industry.

  • History:
  • Founded in 1990, C-CAP is headquartered in New York City and expanded into the Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, DC regions, as well as in Arizona (statewide) and Hampton Roads, VA. C-CAP identified these areas due to the large school districts and their large population of students in need. C-CAP formed relationships with the local school districts that expressed a strong interest in having our programs for their students and that were aligned with our mission.

    C-CAP is guided by a Board of Directors and has entered a new and exciting era with new Co-Chairs, award-winning chef, restaurateur and author, Marcus Samuelsson, and Mark Weiss, Chief Investment Officer of RFR Holdings.

    Founder, Richard Grausman, began his cooking career studying under James Beard and at Paris’ Le Cordon Bleu, where he was appointed its first exclusive U.S. representative. He taught French cooking throughout the U.S. for 15 years and then turned his attention to culinary programs in public high schools. He saw that many students could benefit from marketable culinary career skills, and knew the industry was eager for well-trained young cooks. In founding C-CAP, Mr. Grausman sought to make careers in the foodservice industry attractive and accessible to at-risk youth while filling the need for talented chefs in the industry.

    Mr. Grausman maintains his daily involvement as Chairman Emeritus, and C-CAP is supported by 10 full-time staff members and 15 contracted consultants around the country, three of whom are in the Los Angeles region.

    C-CAP serves 17,000 students and 250 public high school culinary teachers in 175 school annually. To date, C-CAP has awarded $50 million in scholarships to college and post-secondary culinary schools.

  • Year established:1990
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:13-3662917

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:133662917
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Organization Address:505 8TH AVE RM 1400
  • Organization City:NEW YORK
  • Organization State:NY
  • Organization Zip:10018-4572
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:June, 1992
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):566
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Job training, counseling, or assistance
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:J99Z
  • Asset Amount:$2,886,982
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$7,293,016
  • Income Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$6,842,589
  • Last Updated:2/18/2018 10:04:37 pm

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