ACA Training Programs Offered This Spring at Atlantic City Campus

aca_a_72_3600The Academy of Culinary Arts will offer two four-month noncredit training programs at its new facility at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. The Baking and Pastry Training Program starts Feb. 16, and the Culinary Training Program begins Feb. 23. Both programs end mid-June, just in time for summer employment.

The new facility, the Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies, features two state-of-the-art kitchens, each with eight workstations. The property also includes an organic greenhouse, a pizza oven and locker rooms. Classes meet 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The 425-hour career preparation programs offer participants hands-on courses to either

learn new skills to start a career in the hospitality industry or enhance existing skills for career advancement. Participants who complete either program will be ServSafe certified.

The Culinary Training Program will provide students with knowledge of various foodborne illnesses and their prevention; basic culinary terminology and skills; pantry production; use and benefits of kitchen gardens; hot food production and short order cooking; preparation of stocks and sauces; cooking methods of meat, poultry and seafood; the fundamentals of baking, as well as professional development and resume writing.

The Baking and Pastry Training Program will teach participants basic culinary terminology and skills as they apply to the bakeshop; organization and scaling as it pertains to production of bread; leavening agents; proper mixing methods for crusts and cookies; four types of buttercream; cake decorating; plated desserts as well as some chocolate and sugar work.

Cost for each program is $5,895. For information, contact Judy DeSalvo at 609-343-5624 or

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