Bimbo Bakeries USA Welcomes Future Food Stars
Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) recently announced a new partnership with the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), an education and workforce development nonprofit that provides underserved teens a pathway to success through scholarships, apprenticeships, and jobs in the food sector. The partnership with C-CAP is part of BBU’s commitment to national and local organizations dedicated to furthering the education, financial wellbeing and health of Black and minority Americans.
BBU is funding four of the organization’s summer job training programs in Los Angeles, CA; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY. These full-time programs equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the industry and provide culinary, baking and hospitality training as well as workplace training. As a part of the program, students from C-CAP recently visited BBU’s facilities in Montebello, CA and Greenwich, CT to experience the commercial baking process in action.
“We are proud to partner with C-CAP to grow the next generation of culinary professionals though its renowned jobs training program,” said Nikki Lang, Head of Diversity, Equity & Belonging, Bimbo Bakeries USA. “As the largest commercial bakery in the United States, we are dedicated to nourishing a better world by supporting educational opportunities, like C-CAP, that promote equity and inclusion.”
Annually, C-CAP provides culinary, job and life skills to over 20,000 middle-and-high school students in seven regions across the United States: New York City, Newark, Philadelphia and Camden, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC/Maryland/Northern Virginia and Arizona, including seven Navajo Reservation schools.