Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth and Benefit C-CAP

By Joanne Bruno | April 11, 2013

CCAP, Marcus Samuelsson

C-CAP students at the Post&Beam Event in Los Angeles in February.

If you are looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, join us on Sunday, April 21, 2013 (3:00-5:30 p.m.), at The Old Bowery Station when local bakers and food bloggers gather for the first time to present their delicious desserts, all to raise funds to support scholarships and programs for at-risk students in the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). Tickets are $39 and can be purchased at

We have a great lineup of amazing chefs and sponsors for the event, including Stephen Collucci and C-CAP alum Mehdi Chellaoui. Guests will enjoy a selection of desserts and fabulous treats donated by local pastry chefs and bakers, and it’s a great event for all food lovers to come and taste some amazing desserts from our local food bloggers and to help learn about the work C-CAP has been doing for over 23 years.

Stephen Collucci is currently the executive pastry chef at Colicchio & Sons and enjoys challenging himself to create desserts that guests will remember for years to come. A self-proclaimed chocolate freak, Collucci also loves exploring ways to pair the ingredient with in-season fruits. Guests will be treated to a demonstration of his amazing technique and a tasting of his memorable dessert creations.

C-CAP, Ginny's Supper Club

C-CAP Students at the 4th annual benefit at Ginny’s.

Former C-CAP alum and chocolatier Mehdi Chellaoui will be demonstrating his master chocolate techniques and will show guests how to make truffles three ways. Chellaoui apprenticed under the guidance of master chocolatier Jacques Torres and his designs have been showcased on the runway at New York City’s Chocolate Fashion Show and have been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Gourmet, and Vogue magazines.

Participating bakers and food bloggers contributing desserts and baked goods for the event include:

Alejandra Ramos, Always Order Dessert
Angela Sanchez-Robles, Mind Over Batter
Hazel Sy, Tasty Pursuits
Jacqueline Raposo, The Dusty Baker
Joanne Bruno, Eats Well With Others
Josephine Son, Saucy Smile
Patty Lee, By Patty Lee
Louise Ng, Lou & Esi

Guests at the event will also have the opportunity to win amazing door prices and to meet members of the C-CAP Junior Committee, and to learn how the non-profit organization helps underserved youth by exposing students to opportunities in the food and hospitality industries.

Our Platinum Sponsors:

Stephen Collucci, Colicchio & Sons
Mehdi Chellaoui, Chellaoui
Openhouse and The Old Bowery Station

Our Gold Sponsors:

Sugar Flower Bake Shop
Pound for Pound

The Sweet Sensations Benefit is open to the public. Tickets for general admission are $39.

About C-CAP:

C-CAP works with public schools across the country to prepare at-risk high school students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry. A national nonprofit, C-CAP manages the largest independent culinary scholarship program in the United States. Since 1990, C-CAP has awarded students $38 million in scholarships and donated $2.8 million worth of supplies and equipment to classrooms. C-CAP provides training and curriculum enrichment programs including: job training and internships, teacher training, cooking competitions and scholarships, college advising, career advising, and product donations.

C-CAP operates programs in seven locations: New York; Los Angeles; Chicago; Philadelphia; Hampton Roads, VA; District of Columbia/Prince George’s County, MD; and statewide in Arizona. For more information about C-CAP, visit

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