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Sweet & Savory Spectacular Benefit at the Art Institute of Los Angeles, Sunday Oct 19

Fabulous culinary events in Los Angeles are nothing less than divine, and gives food aficionados an opportunity to sample the best dishes from the finest restaurants in Los Angeles. This Sunday, October 19th, Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) will be hosting the Sweet & Savory Spectacular Benefit at the Art Institute of Los Angeles.

C CAP LAThis benefit will feature over 40 renowned chefs and tastings from more than 60 of LA’s most celebrated restaurants including Connie & Ted’s, Chinois on Main, The Church Key, Angelini Osteria, Hamasaku, Petrossian and Charm City Cakes, among many others, as they prepare an array of tastings at Careers through Culinary Arts Program’s (C-CAP) Sweet & Savory Spectacular, a fundraising event. Honorary co-chairs are renowned pastry chef, Sherry Yard, and chef and restaurateur, Suzanne Goin.

The event will feature a craft beer, premium wine and spirits tasting garden, and the Sweet & Savory Chef’s Challenge – a “Chopped” style cooking competition where C-CAP graduates will compete to showcase their talents and test their skills, speed and creativity.

Judges Barbara Fairchild, Editor of Real Eats, Sherry Yard of Helms Bakery, Kimmy Tang of 9021Pho, Miki Hackney of Melissa’s World Variety Produce and KABC’s chef personality, Jamie Gwen will determine the winners.

Other event offerings include various one-hour cooking classes by Chef Jamie Gwen, Larry Canepo and a representative from Best Wines, live demonstrations from high-profile chefs and a silent auction.

Event proceeds will benefit local, underprivileged youth by raising funds to provide them with culinary career opportunities and scholarships in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

“We awarded nearly $600,000 in scholarships at last year’s 19th annual C-CAP LA Awards Breakfast,” said C-CAP Los Angeles Program Director, Mitzie Cutler. “We hope this year’s support will be as or more successful; allowing us to continue our programs, which also include job training, internships, college and career advising.”

The event is Sunday, October 19, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm for VIP ticket holders, and 4:00 to 7:00 pm for general admission, at the Art Institute of Los Angeles, located at 2900 31st Street, Santa Monica CA, 90405

$100 General admission, $125 at the door
$150 VIP tickets, which include early access to all tastings, demonstrations and classes, a VIP seating area, & a special gift bag.
For tickets and information, visit or call Gloria Barke at 818.756-1260. Tickets are limited.
Presented with the generous support of their sponsors: The Ronald Newburg Foundation, and Lee Ann Jacobs

Information about C-CAP and Los Angeles:

A national non-profit that prepares at-risk high school students for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry. For the past 25 years, C-CAP has provided job training and internships, scholarships, teacher training, cooking competitions, college and career advising and product and equipment donations. In the 2013-14 academic year it served over 17,500 students in 160 high schools and awarded almost 200 scholarships totaling over $3 million. Through C-CAP’s efforts, a large percentage of its students find rewarding careers in the foodservice and hospitality industry.  In Los Angeles, C-CAP was able to work with 3,000 students in 25 schools and award nearly $600,000 in scholarships in the 2013-2014 academic year. For more information, visit

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