Meatless Monday Celebrates 2017 C-CAP Scholarship Winners

April 10th, 2017

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The Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) provides a full menu of support for disadvantaged youth. This worthy non-profit organization is dedicated to transforming lives through the culinary arts and preparing young people for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Meatless Monday is proud to support C-CAP by sponsoring an annual recipe contest that awards student scholarships. This year’s theme “Oodles of Noodles” drew submissions from around the country and we’ve included the winning recipes below!

“We’re excited to team up with C-CAP for our annual recipe contest,” said Sid Lerner, founder of the Meatless Monday movement, “This year, we challenged C-CAP students to convert traditional noodle recipes into meatless versions. And the winning recipes are stellar.”

Before we announce this year’s winners, we’d like to say thanks to a great panel of judges for donating their time and talents: New York-based Chef Maria Loi, the global ambassador of Greek gastronomy; Chef Mathew Kenney, renowned as pioneer in raw, plant-based cuisine; Chef Jet Tila, Royal Thai culinary ambassador; and Diana Rice, RD, and consulting recipe editor for Meatless Monday.

The Meatless Monday C-CAP “Oodles of Noodles” recipe winners are:

Adrian Grand Prize $5,000 Scholarship

Andrian Gonzalez, 12th Grade
Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, CA
Three Sisters Stuffed Squash dish:



C-CAP Regional Scholarships

Regional $2,000 Scholarships

Austin Neanover, 12th Grade
Glendale High School, AZ
Spicy Spaghetti with Roasted Vegetables

Azary Madrigal, 12th Grade
Curie Metropolitan High School, Chicago, IL
Avocado Pasta

Devyn Shannon, 12th Grade
Charles Herbert Flowers High School, Washington, DC
Spicy Coconut Penne

Cashé Clark, 12th Grade
Virginia Beach Technical and Career Center, Hampton Roads, VA
Rainbow Pad Thai

Brayden Boscio, 12th Grade
Harry S. Truman High School, New York, NY
Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Tomato Mushroom Ragu and Wilted Spinach

Lauren Moore, 11th Grade
A.Phillip Randolph Career Academy, Philadelphia, PA
Curry Primavera


Each year, C-CAP holds a benefit event that brings together New York’s best chefs to serve a grand tasting of their signature dishes. Like a little taste of this year’s gala? Then watch our 2017 C-CAP highlights video.