Twenty-one students completed The Academy of Culinary Arts four-month noncredit training programs that began this past March in the new Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus. An awards ceremony recognizing the culinary students’ achievement was held at the campus, Tuesday, June 23, and for baking students, Tuesday, June 30.
The ceremonies began with Chef Kelly McClay, dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts, welcoming guests, followed by Dr. Otto Hernandez, vice president of academic affairs, stressing the importance of the graduates continuing their education, as well as always respecting their profession. Virgil Elam of Mays Landing, valedictorian of the Culinary Program, delivered the Culinarian’s Code during their graduation, and Maureen Marsh of Grenloch, Baking and Pastry Program valedictorian, delivered the oath at the June 30 ceremony. Continue reading