Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) leaders presented $740,000 in scholarships and cash awards to 33 high school students and C-CAP Alumni during the awards ceremony hosted by The Jonathan Town Club in downtown Los Angeles.
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Hard work, good grades, and a lot of broken eggs paid off for Shannel Tejuco from Granada Hills Charter High School and Eubene Kim, from Chatsworth Charter High School, who both received full-tuition scholarships towards their Bachelor’s Degree in the Culinary Arts. Shannel Tejuco will study at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island and Eubene Kim will attend the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY.
They were awarded this year’s top Los Angeles scholarships and were recognized for their culinary talents, excellent academics and hours of dedication and practice.
Eubene Kim was also named the National winner of the 2016 C-CAP Meatless Monday Recipe Contest. The 2016 C-CAP Meatless Monday Recipe Contest challenged C-CAP high school students from around the country to “get the beef off their buns” and create an innovative veggie burger. Through the contest, students are introduced to the Meatless Monday public health initiative.
Eubene was presented with the Grand Prize, a C-CAP Meatless Monday $5,000 scholarship at the ceremony for his “Taste of Korea” kimchi tofu burger. In addition to the scholarship, Eubene and his teacher Mr. Ramon Douglas, received an all-inclusive stay at Canyon Ranch where they will experience healthy-cooking practices first-hand along with insights from nutritionists on staff, as well as time with the Canyon Ranch cooking staff.
Oscar Lemus from Susan Miller Dorsey High School and Angel Jimenez from Phineas Banning High School both received full-tuition scholarships towards their Bachelor’s Degree in the Culinary Arts and will study at Monroe College’s state-of-the-art Culinary Arts Center at the New Rochelle (NY) Campus.
Samantha Gaytan from the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies High School was one of three high-school students across the nation awarded scholarships by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) in the 2016 Small Plates Super Foods Recipe Contest, a national competition sponsored by C-CAP and AICR to inspire budding chefs to create delicious dishes that are also cancer-protective. Samantha won third place and a $2,000 scholarship for her dish, a grilled vegetable salad with Asian dressing.
Students were also awarded scholarships from local culinary schools including the Academy of Culinary Education (ACE), the Art Institutes of Los Angeles, Hollywood & Orange County, the Baldwin Park Culinary Arts Academy, Chef Eric’s Classroom, College of the Canyons, Glendale Community College, and The Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories.
Scholarships awarded ranged in value from $2,000 to more than $100,000 to attend local culinary schools and some of the most prestigious culinary schools in the country. Some students also received C-CAP Education Scholarships, cash awards to help defray the costs of books, supplies, housing, and other expenses while at community college or another culinary school.
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