C-CAP CULINARY COMPETITIONS PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE KITCHEN
By Elin Jeffords
There are many paths to a career in a professional kitchen. It takes some people awhile to find their way -- others get a head start. Since 1990, C-CAP, the Careers Through Culinary Arts program, has provided early incentive and training to thousands of high school students.
The great American restaurant cities share certain traits. They are generally long-established, situated on waterways or the coasts and have a rich tradition of emigration (think New York City, Boston, Chicago, New Orleans and San Francisco). To some extent that leaves the Western interior of the country playing hospitality catch-up. Phoenix is a prime example of a frontier desert outpost that didn’t spread its mythical wings and take off until after World War II and the advent of air-conditioning. Before that, culinary pickings were mighty slim.
For more than a decade, Cuisine of Arizona has been the Arizona's Premier Culinary Guide to Fine Restaurants and Wineries - the ultimate restaurant, recipe and winery resource for foodies, travelers and industry insiders. This incredible, artfully presented guide includes current menus, descriptions and photographs of the top restaurants and wineries with detailed information about each one of them, as well as favorite recipes from some of the world's top chefs.