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JACQUES PÉPIN TO BE HONORED AT
CAREERS THROUGH CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM'S
4TH ANNUAL BENEFIT


PREVIEW OF SPRING DINING TO BE PRESENTED BY NEW YORK'S TOP CHEFS

The Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) will be honoring Jacques Pépin at its fourth annual Benefit on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Abigail Kirsch PIER SIXTY at Chelsea Piers. Jacques Pépin will receive the C-CAP Honors Award, an original stainless steel sculpture created especially for the occasion by Philip Grausman.

The Gala Benefit is being chaired by Barbara Fairchild, Editor-in-Chief of Bon Appetit Magazine, with restaurateurs Ken Aretsky and Diana Lyne (Patroon, Butterfield 81, 92) and C-CAP founders Richard and Susan Grausman serving as event co-chairs.

At this year's Benefit, Preview of Spring Dining, guests will get a chance to sample Spring menu items from thirty-six of New York's top restaurants. Participating chefs will be on hand with C-CAP students to assist them. Marcus Samuelsson of Aquavit and Michael Lomonaco of Windows on the World will serve as Chef Committee CO-Chairs Participating chefs include:

Sponsors include Zabar's, Zagat Survey, The Institute of Culinary Education,
Food & Wine Magazine, Loews Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Union
Square Hospitality Group and illy caffè.

Guests will enjoy the grand tasting of savories and sweets, while drinking
wines from Mondavi and Champagne by Gosset, and participating in a silent
auction offering exciting culinary and travel packages. Al Roker of NBC's
The Today Show will be the Master of Ceremonies.

The Gala Benefit is open to the public. Tickets are $300 (limited
availability), $500, and $1,000. For tickets or more information about the
event, call 718-279-0331 or visit our website at www.ccapinc.org.
JACQUES PÉPIN