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C-CAP Chicago Culinary Futures Event a Success

In its 9th year, the annual Culinary Futures Chicago Dinner Reception and Silent Auction to support Careers Through Culinary Carts Program (C-CAP), was held March 19, 2017 in Chicago was once again a huge success.

C-CAP Chicago 2017 Annual Benefit

 

With more than 200 in attendance, the C-CAP Chicago students showcased their culinary talents by serving up delicious recipes to guests, including Filipino Chicken & Pork Adobo, Picadillo Santiaguero Stuffed Plantain Cups, and Almond Butter Cookies.

In addition to eating and dancing, guests also took to bidding on some great silent auction items, which included a PolyScience Smoking Gun, a gift basket from Ateco, gift certificates to Chicago area restaurants and so much more.

In the end, the evening raised more than $50,000 dollars for C-CAP Chicago Scholarships, which were presented to students this past week.

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Markquetta White Scholarship Winner

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Alliyah White Scholarship Winner

“C-CAP Chicago is happy to announce that it has awarded more than $240,000 to all 16 scholarship finalists this year,” explains Nicola Copeland, C-CAP Chicago, Program Coordinator. “Among the winners were Alliyah White, who received a C-CAP Education Scholarship, and her sister Markqueatta White, Full-Tuition Scholarship to attend the Art Institute of Atlanta.”

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Marbeli Benitez Receives Denzel Thornton Memorial Alumni Scholarship

In addition to C-CAP Chicago scholarship winners, HIC presented the C-CAP/Denzel Thornton Memorial Alumni Scholarship during the Culinary Futures event. This scholarship, which was created in remembrance of Thornton, an alum who was tragically killed outside his workplace, honors his spirit and determination. It was presented to both Marbeli Benitez and Martinique Thompson during the Chicago event.

A huge thank you goes to the event sponsors, aerolatte, Conimar Group, LLC,Conimar Group, LLC, Primula, US Bank and HIC, Harold Import Co. A hearty “Thank You” also goes out to all who attended and made the evening a huge success.

HIC has been instrumental in supporting scholarships to benefit Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), a national non-profit organization that works with public schools to prepare at-risk students for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry.
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Drinks, Dishes, Dancing and Silent Auction: C-CAP Benefit

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Join HIC, Harold Import Co., March 6th, 6:30pm – 9:00pm at the annual Culinary Futures event benefiting C-CAP Chicago.

The event, held at Ovation Chicago, we will celebrate and support Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Chicago. Guests will enjoy dishes prepared and served by C-CAP students from local Chicago High Schools. A selection of fine wines and locally crafted beers will also be available. The evening’s festivities include a silent auction and music by Chicago’s premier DJ Sean Alvarez.

Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will benefit Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Chicago. C-CAP is a national non-profit organization that works with public schools to prepare at-risk students for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Click here to learn more about C-CAP.

Click here to register.

Transportation will be provided from McCormick South. Information on pick up locations and times will be provided at a later date.

C-CAP of Chicago’s Annual Cooking Competition in Pictures

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Culinary Futures Chicago

The Chicago area Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) held it’s annual Cooking Competition for Scholarships, on Saturday, April 5th, 2014. This event is the culmination of the C-CAP high school program for underserved teenagers at risk of leaving high school without job or college prospects. The C-CAP program offers direction, a set of useful skills, scholarships and the potential for a fulfilling career in a growing industry. Scholarship dollars are raised in part, by Culinary Futures Events, (learn more here) proudly sponsored by Harold Import Co., Chicago Public Schools, Aramark, Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois, DKB, Talisman Designs, and Fletcher’s Mill. If you’d like to learn more about becoming involved as a sponsor, please contact Culinary Futures here.

Tori Soper photographed this year’s competition. See her event coverage and beautiful photos HERE.

Connect with C-CAP Chicago on the Culinary Futures – Chicago Facebook Page.