So I know I’ve been away from the blog for a few months. I started a new job at the end of last year and adjusting to my new role took me away from my blogging duties. But I’m back and will be posting new recipes, DIY projects, and some other exciting news shortly. But first things first, I’ve been helping co-organize an amazing dessert event to benefit the non-profit, Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) to take place this Sunday. I hope I will see some of you there!
The Sweet Sensations Dessert Event will be this Sunday, April 21, 2013, 3:00-5:30 p.m., at The Old Bowery Station. 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).
A special thanks to my fellow organizers:
Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) is a national not-for-profit, headquartered in New York City, that provides scholarships, education, and career opportunities in the culinary arts. Early bird tickets are $29 until April 7, 2013. General admission tickets are $39 and can be purchased at http://sweetsensations.bpt.me
We have a great lineup of amazing chefs and sponsors for the event, including Stephen Collucci and C-CAP alum Mehdi Chellaoui. It is 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.
Guests will enjoy a selection of desserts and fabulous treats donated by local pastry chefs and bakers. Colicchio & Sons renowned pastry chef Stephen Collucci will join master chocolatier Mehdi Chellaoui who will demonstrate desserts and chocolate for the crowd.
Stephen Collucci is currently the executive pastry chef at Colicchio & Sons. Collucci’s desserts are refined yet comforting. Collucci 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.
Former C-CAP alum and chocolatier Mehdi Chellaoui will be demonstrating his master chocolate techniques and 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, Joanne 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:
Our Gold Sponsors:
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 $38million 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 www.ccapinc.org.