Support Culinary Education

“I learned that the different types of careers in the culinary industry are hugely varied from what most people normally see, it isn’t just restaurant cooks, or owners, there are industries that focus on advertising food, food science, not to mention the cultural diversity. ” – Erich Lipuma, Liberty Hill High School Student

The Culinary Arts Career Conference (CACC) is the pinnacle of the Austin Food & Wine Alliance’s efforts to support youth in culinary education. The CACC was developed to give Central Texas high school culinary arts students the opportunity to learn and gain inspiration through direct connection to professionals from a wide spectrum of career paths in the culinary world. The conference is offered annually at no cost to students, schools, or school districts as a result of the nonprofit’s successful fundraising events and sponsorships.

We would love your participation to invest in the future of our community and to allow us to continue hosting CACC for years to come.

For the individual donor: A gift of $40 will send one high school student to CACC but a gift of any amount is appreciated and impactful

For businesses interested in donating: Becoming a sponsor or hosting a booth at the CACC puts you in the unique position of getting in front of 600+ high school students. As a sponsor, you’ll be featured in our marketing communications, including email and social media to our heavily engaged audience of foodies, chefs, and executives in the culinary world.