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C-CAP to Support Students in Chicago

C-CAPLAKEWOOD, N.J.—On Sunday, Mar. 8, during the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, the Culinary Futures cocktail hour and silent auction will take place to support Careers Through Culinary Arts program (C-CAP). Hosted by HIC, Harold Import Co., Conimer Corporation, Primula, Fletchers’ Mill and R.S.V.P. International, Inc., the sixth annual event brings together industry professionals and friends to benefit 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.

It will be held from 6-8 p.m., at Ovation, an event space at 2324 West Fulton Street in Chicago. During the event, guests will enjoy dishes prepared and served by C-CAP students from nine 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 DJ Sean Alvarez. Transportation will be provided to the event beginning at 5:30 p.m.

“C-CAP’s efforts in providing teacher training, scholarship and cooking competitions, job training, internships, college and career advising, and product and equipment donations are essential. For the past six years, we are glad to have been able to help the organization attain its goals,” said Robert Laub, president of HIC, Harold Import Co.

In the 2014-2015 academic year, C-CAP Chicago impacted the lives of 3,000 students in 18 public schools, working with 34 teachers in job training and internships, teacher trainings, college and career advising, product donations and culinary competitions that lead to culinary school scholarships. In the 2013-2014 academic year, the chapter awarded 30 scholarships totaling a value of $584,453.