Our Mission

The El Cajon Project helps at-risk and disadvantaged high school students to graduate from high school and become productive members of our communities through an innovative culinary arts training program that offers school credit through a rigorous, hands-on learning environment at exclusive four and five-star restaurants.

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Shop online with Mixed Bag Designs, and support El Cajon Project!

When you shop using this link, 40% of all sales go directly to El Cajon Project, so be sure to share the link with all your friends and family too: http://www.mixedbagdesigns.com/El-Cajon-Project-Inc Happy Shopping!

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3rd Annual Epicurean Tasting Event - Image by Deanna Erickson

Sun, Oct 21, 3pm-6pm
Alexander`s The Sea
4269 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306

On Sunday, October 21, we held our 3rd Annual Epicurean Tasting Event, which was a great success! Thank you to everyone who attended and otherwise participated, for making this year's event so special!


Take Action Your support is vital to success of El Cajon Project, and is deeply appreciated! Please consider making a donation and/or buying tickets to our upcoming events at our online store. You can also help by attending one of The Charter Oak potluck fundraisers throughout the year, and by shopping online with Mixed Bag Designs. And feel free to contact us regarding other ways you can help.
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El Cajon Project is teaming up with The Charter Oak and Chef Christopher Kostow!

El Cajon Project is teaming up with The Charter Oak and Chef Christopher Kostow!

Our students will be helping in the potluck fundraisers throughout the year! 10% of sales will go towards helping support the El Cajon Project. We would love to see you there supporting our talented students!



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!
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