Atlantic Cape Community College To Celebrate 33rd Annual Restaurant Gala March 24

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Brothers Will and Jack Morey, of Morey’s Piers

The 33rd annual Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala will take place on Thursday, March 24, 2016, in the Avalon Ballroom of Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center, a new venue for the gala.

This year’s theme is “MISSION: POSSIBLE,” a play on the famous “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE,” with a focus on making scholarships possible for Academy of Culinary Arts students through Gala proceeds.

Brothers Will and Jack Morey, of Morey’s Piers, a family-owned entertainment, amusement, hotel and dining enterprise in Wildwood and a South Jersey landmark, will be honored at the Restaurant Gala. Steven Serano of Northfield, owner of Café Loren in Avalon and 1996 Academy of Culinary Arts graduate, is the 2016 Culinary Honoree.

Serano Photo

Chef Steven Serano of Northfield

The annual event celebrates food by highlighting hors d’oeuvres prepared by students in the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape and showcasing the specialties of 40 of the region’s best restaurants during a progressive dining experience.

Each year, nearly 1,000 food enthusiasts attend the Gala, who will have the opportunity to dance the night away with live music from A Sharp Production, a nine-piece ensemble.

Tickets to the Gala are $225 a person and can be ordered by contacting Lori McIntyre at lmcintyr@atlantic.edu or 609-463-4672 or by visiting www.atlantic.edu/gala.

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

Gala Raffle Tickets Available

In addition, the winning Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala 50/50 raffle tickets will be drawn at the March 24 event. Prizes include up to $9,000 first prize, $4,500 second prize and $1,500 third prize. Proceeds benefit student scholarships at Atlantic Cape.

Only 300 raffle tickets will be sold at $100 each. Winning dollar amounts are based on all 300 tickets being sold. Winners need not be present to win. For 50/50 Gala

raffle tickets, contact Lori McIntyre at lmcintyr@atlantic.edu or 609-463-4672.

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