We’re really excited about the partnership we announced today with Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), a culinary training organization that helps high school students prepare for careers in the culinary industry.
We’ve correlated Rouxbe’s videos to the C-CAP Approved curriculum to create a powerful teaching resource for culinary instructors; and C-CAP has licensed Rouxbe for its 10,000 students and hundreds of teachers (non C-CAP schools can license C-CAP Approved/Rouxbe — contact Christine Lee at clee @ ccapinc.org).
It’s an honor to be working with an organization that does such amazing work. C-CAP has awarded over $34 million in culinary scholarships to promising young students who compete in culinary competitions to earn the chance to attend some of the nations top culinary schools. Their founder and CEO, Richard Grausman, is an icon in the world of culinary education, having won numerous awards including a James Beard Award and the President’s Service Award.
It’s equally humbling to have well-respected Chefs and educators support our efforts. Chef and author Marcus Samuelsson weighed in by saying:
“I spend a lot of time teaching young cooks better technique. Whether students are in school or working in the industry, Rouxbe has created an exceptional culinary training tool that can reach aspiring chefs on a scale not previously thought possible. Together with C-CAP’s strong focused curriculum and its industry respect, this partnership will have a tremendous impact on any student considering a culinary career.”
And New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said:
“We are excited to start using the new and innovative C-CAP/Rouxbe curriculum to help our students achieve excellence in the culinary arts.”
Most exciting is the impact our collaboration with C-CAP will have on students and teachers. This quote from culinary instructor Yvonne Bernino pretty much sums it up:
“This is my fourth year teaching culinary arts, I am not a professional trained chef…but, an award winning Family & Consumer Science teacher. Rouxbe is exactly what I have been praying for! I believe C-CAP Approved/Rouxbe will give my students (and me) that professional training I always wished I had.”
Here is the full press release.