A Taste of Fall: The 4th Annual C-CAP Junior Benefit, November 12th at Ginny’s in NYC

It’s hard to turn down dinner and live music, isn’t it? Now add to that the warm and fuzzy feeling of knowing that you’re contributing to a program that helps a lot of young people. Pretty much impossible to say no to, right? If you’re inclined, I have the perfect event for you.

The Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) is holding their Annual C-CAP Junior Benefit on Monday, November 12th at Marcus Samuelsson’s Ginny’s Supper Club in Harlem. The menu is going to be prepared by some of New York City’s up-and-coming chefs, all of whom benefited from the C-CAP program. It’s a great event that is sure to be a blast. Check out the following release for all the information, and be sure to get your tickets today!


The 4th Annual C-CAP Junior Benefit
Monday, November 12, 2012, 6:30-9:00 PM
Marcus Samuelsson’s Ginny’s at Red Rooster

October 16, 2012, New York, NY—Young professionals, ages 21-45, will not want to miss this extraordinary event.  Guests will enjoy a walk-around tasting at one of New York’s hottest venues— Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s Ginny’s at Red Rooster (310 Lenox Avenue) in Harlem.

A Taste of Fall will feature savory and sweet signature dishes prepared by up-and-coming C-CAP graduate chefs who are cooking in top restaurants in New York.  The illustrious restaurants and chefs participating include:

Brandon Bryan, Benoit
Mehdi Chellaoui, Chellaoui Chocolatier/Dörk Chocolate
Kelvin Fernandez, Strand American Bistro
Cesar Gutierrez, Lexington Brass
Sean Quinn, Chadwick’s Restaurant
Santo Saitta, Bar Boulud
Lester Walker, Ghetto Gastro

Ginny’s at Red Rooster, located in the heart of Harlem, has graciously donated the space, and its food will be featured at the event.  The evening will include superb wines donated by Charmer Sunbelt Group, craft beer from Stone Brewing Company, cocktails sponsored by Chopin Vodka, an exciting silent auction and live music by the David Grausman Trio.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), a pioneer and national leader in providing culinary career opportunities and scholarships to at-risk high school students. As a national nonprofit, C-CAP manages the largest independent culinary scholarship program in the United States. Since 1990, students have been awarded $37 million in scholarships, and classrooms have received donations of $2.8 million worth of supplies and equipment.

Tickets are $150 per person, payable in advance.  Tickets go on sale October 12, 2012 and are expected to sell out.  ID’s will be checked at the door.  To purchase tickets by credit card: http://atof.brownpapertickets.com

For more information about A Taste of Fall including sponsorships please visit http://www.ccapinc.org or call Amy Wickstein at (212) 974-7111. 

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