Chef Works, the leading manufacturer and distributor of chef clothing and uniforms for restaurants and hotels worldwide, announced their support of Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). C-CAP transforms the lives of at-risk high school students through professional training and education opportunities in the foodservice industry. Chef Works will be supplying chef coats, hats and aprons to C-CAP students enrolled in participating high schools across the country, and discounts to alumni this year.
“We at Chef Works are proud to support C-CAP by providing a basic necessity for students in the culinary classroom and for alumni working in the industry,” says Amanda Stuckey, Marketing Director of Chef Works. “We know our partnership helps reinforce the simple fact that sometimes you just need a little help from those around you to find your passion and get on a positive pathway. We firmly believe in dressing for success – we know its cliché’- but its relevancy applies particularly to the culinary world. When you feel confident, look confident in your culinary uniform, you ARE confident. And that confidence is what will make a difference in the lives of these at-risk youth to begin a new journey and start down a different, better path in life. Its an absolute honor to be able to support C-CAP in this mission.”
According to C-CAP Founder Richard Grausman, “we are fortunate to have sponsors like Chef Works supply our students in participating schools and alumni working in the industry with superior quality chef’s uniforms. The opportunity for our underserved students to be dressed in professional attire that school budgets don’t normally cover helps broaden our students’ professional skills and better prepares them for the industry. Chef Works is helping us dress them for success!”
Chef Works is currently in over 65 countries around the world. As a global culinary apparel brand, Chef Works successfully manufactures and distributes high quality culinary apparel internationally. They remain resolute in their mission to provide the best-quality products at the most competitive prices, focusing all of their efforts to ensure complete satisfaction and meet, or exceed, expectations for high-quality, well-designed, comfortable uniforms alongside superior customer service. For more information, visit www.chefworks.com.
“C-CAP has an incredible system in place that, through education and training, prepares underserved youth for careers in the professional world of culinary and hospitality. The program is also a huge benefit to the growing market and chefs looking for skilled and motivated talent.” Says Marcus Samuelsson, Chef/ Restaurateur/Author/Marcus Samuelsson Group, and C-CAP Board Co-Chair.
C-CAP is a national non-profit that transforms lives of underserved students through the culinary arts and prepares them for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Since being founded in 1990 by Richard Grausman, renowned cookbook author and culinary educator, C-CAP has awarded $50 million in scholarships and has provided job training and internships, college and lifetime career support, teacher training and product and equipment donations to classrooms. C-CAP works with over 17,000 students nationwide. Through C-CAP’s efforts, a large percentage of its students find rewarding careers in the foodservice and hospitality industry with many alumni, now graduates of top culinary schools, working in leading restaurants and hotels throughout the country. For more information, visit www.ccapinc.org.