Every year, we’re fortunate to attend C-CAP’s Annual Benefit not only to taste great food and meet chefs but also to see which distinguished individual in the culinary world will be honored by the non-profit organization. This year, Daniel Humm, Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Eleven Madison Park and The Nomad, will receive the C-CAP Honors Award, an award granted to individuals within the culinary industry for exceptional leadership and achievements.
Humm, a native of Switzerland, began his cooking career when he was only 14 years old. After spending time in the finest Swiss kitchens, including Restaurant Pont de Brent, where he met his mentor, Chef Gérard Rabaey, Humm moved to the Unites States in 2003. He worked as Executive Chef at San Francisco’s Campton Place, before moving to New York in 2006 to work with Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG). In 2011, Humm and his partner, Will Guidara, acquired Eleven Madison Park from USHG.
Past recipients of the C-CAP Honors Award include: Richard Parsons and Alexander Smalls, Michael White, Tony May, Michael McCarty, Michael Lomonaco, Marcus Samuelsson, Drew Nieporent, Alfred Portale, Lidia Bastianich, Thomas Keller, Charlie Palmer, Danny Meyer & Michael Romano, Daniel Boulud, Jacques Pepin, Egidiana & Sirio Maccioni, Nina & Tim Zagat, and Saul Zabar & Stanley Zabar.
The event will feature tastings from forty-three renowned chefs from around New York City including Markus Glocker of Bâtard, Dan Barber of Blue Hill NY & Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Jason Atherton of The Clocktower, Rich Torrisi of Dirty French, Gabriel Kreuther of Gabriel Kreuther, and Jose Garces of Amada NYC and many others. Click here for a complete list of participating chefs and restaurants.
Assisting the chefs will be more than 60 NYC C-CAP high school students and alumni. Proceeds from the benefit, which will be held on Wednesday, March 9, at Chelsea Piers’ Pier Sixty will support C-CAP’s mission of providing job training, scholarships, education, career opportunities and lifetime career guidance in the culinary arts to disadvantaged youth.
The C-CAP Benefit is open to the public. Tickets for general admission are $550 (limited availability); Tickets for VIP admission are $700 and $1,000. For tickets, more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, call (212) 974-7111 or visit C-CAP’s website.