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C-Cap to Host Star-Studded 30th Anniversary Grand Tasting

C-Cap to Host Star-Studded 30th Anniversary Grand Tasting

C-CAP, a national nonprofit co-chaired by chef, author and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson, and founded by culinary educator Richard Grausman, will host its 30TH Anniversary Grand Tasting Celebration on Tuesday, February 25 at Pier Sixty – Chelsea Piers, New York City. VIP & Red Carpet will begin at 5:45pm and Doors from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Janice Huff, (NBC Chief Meteorologist) will emcee the evening chaired by Tim Zagat, Co-Founder of Zagat. This year’s honorees include Richard Grausman, C-CAP’s Founder & Chair Emeritus and Chef Sarabeth Levine, world-renowned Baker & Restaurant Owner. Some Invited guests include many of New York’s local celebrities such as Steve Schirripa (Actor The Sopranos/Blue Blood), Justin Tuck (2x Super Bowl Champion), OJ Anderson (2x Super Bowl Champion), Howard Cross (NY Giants Super Bowl Champion), Erik Coleman (NFL Veteran), John Starks (Former NBA All-Star/Knicks Scout), Charles Oakley (Former NBA All-Star/Chef) and Dee-Morris (Actor/Singer/Songwriter Gotham (FOX), Shades of Blue (NBC), to name a few, will be in attendance to support and celebrate C-CAP’s three decades of outstanding work with their career readiness program connecting public high school culinary teachers and their students to the food service industry.

Guests will enjoy decadent signature dishes by NYC’s hottest chefs along with world-class wines by Heitz Cellar, cocktails and specialty Vodka drinks by Tito’s top mixologists. This grand tasting of culinary creations will be assisted by talented C-CAP students and alumni. Also on hand, will be an auction with once-in-a-lifetime culinary, culture and travel packages. The night will celebrate the finest in the industry and guests will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to savor the exquisite food tastes by the “hard to get into” restaurants in one night, for a great cause.

Participating restaurants and chefs include: Abigail Kirsch (Matthew Tiscornia), Almond (Jason Weiner, Alex Nieto), Aretsky’s Patroon (Ken Aretsky, Aaron Fitterman), Bâtard Tribeca (Markus Glocker), Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse (Admir Alibasic), Bouley at Home (David Bouley), Café Boulud (Jerrod Zifchak), Casa Nomad (Yvan Lemoine), Cosme (Evelyn Velazquez, Isabel Coss), Cuisine Solutions (Bruno Bertin), Estiatorio Milos (Costas Spiliadis), Felidia (Lidia Bastianich, Fortunato Nicotra), Four Seasons Hotel (John Johnson), Gramercy Tavern (Miroslav Uskokovic), Indian Accent (Manish Mehrotra), JAMS (Jonathan Waxman), Le Bernardin (Eric Ripert, Thomas Raquel), (Loi Estiatorio (Maria Loi), Michael’s (Michael McCarty, Kyung Up Lim), Nobu 57 (Matt Hoyle), Park Avenue Winter (Zene Flinn), Perrine at the Pierre (Ashfer Biju), Portale (Alfred Portale), Porter House New York (Michael Lomonaco, Wayne Harley Brachman, Daniel Rutledge), Hudson Yards Grill (Michael Lomonaco, Wayne Harley Brachman, Daniel Rutledge), Quality Eats (Craig Koketsu), Decoy/ Red Farm (Eddie Schoenfeld, Joe Ng), Red Rooster (Marcus Samuelsson), Sarabeth’s (Sarabeth Levine), Shake Shack, Storico (James Miller), The Loyal (John Fraser), Untitled (Evan Tessler) and Vaucluse (Michael White, Jared Gadbaw). We are so proud and thank our generous sponsors who have helped recognize and support our continuous efforts that empower underserved youth through culinary arts; on equipping underserved youth with the on-the-job skill training necessary for success in today’s workplace; The Walt Disney Company, Cuisine Solutions Ronne & Alan Fisher Danyelle, Freeman Grausman Family, Sharon Sager, Jeff Samuels, Lutron Electronics Company, Tom Cat Bakery, Peter Ward, Nina & Tim Zagat, Jonathan M. Tisch, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Joseph & Sylvia Slifka Foundation, Inc., Coca-Cola, San Pell, Aqua Panna, Heitz Cellar and Moet Hennessy.

“I look forward to celebrating the work I have done for 30 years and is the pinnacle in my career,” said Richard Grausman, Founder C-CAP/Chef/Author.

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ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.

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