Tickets On Sale for 32nd Annual Restaurant Gala

Tickets for the 32nd annual Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala are on sale. With a theme “Under the Sea,” the 2015 Gala will feature coastal décor and a decadent feast, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26, at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino.

The annual event celebrates food with hors d’oeuvres prepared by students at the Academy of Culinary Arts and the house specialties of nearly 40 of the area’s best restaurants at a progressive dining experience. A dessert extravaganza, organized by Chef Deborah Pellegrino of Caesars Entertainment and Chef Michael D’Angelo of the Academy of Culinary Arts, will complete the evening’s festivities, including tiered cakes, chocolate stations and petit fours, to name a few. Bailey Viola of Just Be. Studio in Egg Harbor Township will add her expertise in design and event planning to the dessert presentation.

Each year hundreds of guests attend the Gala, which also features several genres of live music, including Don’t Call Me Francis, The FM Band and Lenny Mitchell.

The event has raised $3 million since 1984. Gala proceeds benefit student scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.

Tickets are $225 each. For more information, contact Alicia McMackin at (609) 343-4986, email or visit

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