Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
Chelsea Pier – Pier 60
Daniel Humm, executive chef and co-owner of Eleven Madison Park and The Nomad, will be honored at the annual Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) benefit on Wednesday, March 9, at Chelsea Piers’ Pier Sixty. Humm will receive the C-CAP Honors Award, an award granted to individuals within the culinary industry for exceptional leadership and achievements. Funds raised will support the national not-for-profit’s mission of providing job training, scholarships, education, career opportunities and lifetime career guidance in the culinary arts to disadvantaged youth.
The event will feature tastings from forty-three renowned chefs from around New York City including Markus Glocker of Bâtard, Dan Barber of Blue Hill NY & Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Jason Atherton & Ross of The Clocktower, Rich Torrisi of Dirty French, Gabriel Kreuther of Gabriel Kreuther, and Jose Garces of Amada NYC. Assisting the chefs will be more that 60 New York City C-CAP high school students and alumni, eager to put their mark on the culinary world.
The Chair for this year’s event is Will Guidara, co-owner of Eleven Madison Park and The NoMad. The Vice Chairs are Mark Weiss and Susan and Richard Grausman, and the Chef Chair will be Marcus Samuelsson. WCBS-TV News Anchorman Maurice DuBois will be the Master of Ceremonies. The festivities will include a silent auction and a live auction run by Auctioneer Billy Harris.
The C-CAP Benefit is open to the public. Tickets for general admission are $550 (limited availability); Tickets for VIP admission are $700 and $1,000. For tickets, more information about the event, and sponsorship opportunities, call 212-974-7111 or visit www.ccapinc.org.
For the third year in a row, C-CAP received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest evaluator of charities. Only 14% of charities in the U.S. have received such high continued ratings.