El Cajon Project

For over 22 years The El Cajon Project has been helping at-risk youth from the ages of 16 to 19 by bringing them into a culinary environment where they learn to better their skills and get a taste of what the culinary industry is all about. Read more...


Student Stories

Maya (College Living Experience - Monterey)

El Cajon Project is currently supporting and training several students from College Living Experience - Monterey, including Maya, seen here working at Restaurant 1833 in Monterey. Check out Maya's blog! - More student stories...
Afternoon with El Cajon Fund Raising Event

"An Afternoon with El Cajon"

An Epicurean Tasting Event!

On Sunday, August 3rd, Cupertino’s Park Place restaurant in the Cypress Hotel hosted a one of a kind food and wine event. The benefit was a great success! Read more... See photos from the event here.
El Cajon Project puts struggling students in the kitchen

El Cajon Project puts struggling students in the kitchen

San Jose Mercury News - By Alia Wilson, Sunnyvale Sun

As Ian Bautista walked up to Los Gatos' Oak and Rye restaurant to meet his new mentor and academic savior, chef Betty Ewing, one sunny day in January, the 17-year-old's nervousness was apparent... Read more...
How You Can Help

How You Can Help

Sponsor a student, make a one time donation to help out the kids, or better still sign up to make a recurring donation, and make a difference month after month! Sponsor or donate...