Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Award $600,000 in Culinary Scholorships


c-capLos Angeles area Public High School Students Compete in Careers through Culinary Arts Program Cooking Competition for Scholarships

Friday, May 15, 2015

Cooking competition – 9am – 11am

Judging at 11:30am

L A Mission College
13356 Eldridge Ave.
Sylmar, CA

Awards breakfast – Monday May 18, 2015

Montage Beverly Hills
225 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Finalists representing public high schools from Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Glendale School District, Pasadena School District and Aqua Dulce School District will compete against the clock when C-CAP re-creates the intensity of a restaurant kitchen for the high school seniors to face off in a savory and sweet challenge. Within a two-hour time limit, each competitor will prepare, from memory, a two-course French meal: hunter’s chicken with tourné potatoes and dessert crepes with pastry cream and chocolate sauce.

Students will not only be critiqued on their dish’s taste and presentation, but also on their organization, sanitation, work flow, timing, techniques and skills.

This year’s esteemed judges are:

Chef Raymond Alvarez, C-CAP Alum, Toca Madera

Salvador Avila, C-CAP Alum

Chef Celestino Drago, Drago Central

Barbara Fairchild, Real Eats

Chef Andrew Feldman, Glendale Community College

Chef Jason McClain, Jonathan Club

Diane Mohilef, A Day in the Kitchen

Yoko Newburg, C-CAP Advisory Board Member

Chef Jeff Palmer, Baldwin Park Adult Food Service & Hospitality

Chef Roger Pigozzi, UCLA Dining Services

Nicole Raleigh, C-CAP Alum

Chef Aaron Robbins, Boneyard Bistro

Richard Grausman, C-CAP FounderSusan Robbins, C-CAP President

The competitors were chosen on the basis of their performance in the preliminary competition, academic records, a personal essay, and their desire to pursue post-secondary education and to forge careers in the food service industry. Students will be competing for scholarship awards and opportunities including full- and partial-tuition scholarships to premier local culinary colleges and to some of the most prestigious culinary schools in the country.

The results of the C-CAP Los Angeles Cooking Competition for Scholarships will be revealed to participants at the annual C-CAP Los Angeles Awards Breakfast on Monday, May 18, 2015, 8:30-10:30a.m. at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel 225 N. Canon Dr. Beverly Hills. Celebrity Chef Jamie Gwen, cookbook author, and syndicated radio host on KABC-Radio will be the guest speaker.


posted 5/12/15 by Andrea Gonzalez

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