Tickets are now on sale for South Jersey’s premier food and beverage fundraising event. The 33rd annual Atlantic Cape Community College “MISSION: POSSIBLE” Restaurant Gala takes place Thursday, March 24, in the Avalon Ballroom of Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center, a new venue for the gala.
The annual event showcases food by serving thousands of hors d’oeuvres prepared by students from the Academy of Culinary Arts and featuring the culinary specialties of 40 of the region’s best restaurants at a progressive dining experience.
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. Stephen Serano of Northfield, owner of Café Loren in Avalon and 1996 Academy of Culinary Arts graduate, is the 2016 Culinary Honoree.
Each year, nearly 1,000 food enthusiasts attend the Gala. Guests will have the opportunity to dance the night away with live music from A Sharp Production, a nine-piece ensemble.
The event has raised $3 million since 1984, with proceeds benefiting student scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.
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.