Nights Out: C CAP 25th Anniversary

I had the honor to be an invited guest to the 25th anniversary of the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-Cap) last week. C-CAP, is a national non-profit that works with public schools to prepare undeserved high school students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry.  For the record, the Pinkyfingerup crew love the kids and hope they keep feeding us till we’re  old and grey. The founder and chairman of C-CAP, Richard Grausman, has a  career spanning over forty years as a teacher and writer. This year’s honorees included businessman Dick Parsons and restaurateur Alexander Smalls.

Now for the food. The event style is a walk-around tasting. There was forty-three restaurants participating in this years tasting . A good portion of chefs involved were C-Cap alumni. Out of the forty-three participating restaurants, I managed to sample forty-one. Some of my personal favorites came from, Marc Forgione, Sea Grill and Juni. Enjoy the pics and if you see something you like go there and eat it.

– Pinkyfingerup

Events: A Second Helping of Life Tasting Event

I had the honor of attending the 11TH annual Share Second Helping Of Life event last week at the Chelsea Piers. The event, featured some of the top female chefs that New York has to offer. Share is a 38- year-old survivor-led organization based in New York City that provides support, information, and  resources to women affected by breast and ovarian cancer. The event took place at the spacious Pier 60 in Chelsea Piers. Here is more information on Share. http://www.sharebenefit.org.

– Pinky Finger Up