Short-term Culinary Training Programs Prepare Future Chefs in 17 Weeks

Learn the skills to start your culinary career in time for the peak hospitality season with short-term training at the Academy of Culinary Arts. Choose the Culinary Training Program or the Baking and Training Program and begin classes March 7.

Learn the skills you need to start a career with confidence as a cook, pastry cook or baker in just 17 weeks, at a lower cost than other local culinary training options.

All students earn ServSafe certification and learn interview skills. A job fair at the end of training is scheduled for quick entry into the field.DSC_7741

The Culinary Training Program provides an overview of basic culinary terminology and skills; pantry production; the 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; and the fundamentals of baking.

The Baking and Pastry Training Program covers 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; cake decorating; plated desserts as well as chocolate and sugar work.

Classes meet 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. Cost for each program is $5,000; visit the local One Stop Center for funding information. To register, contact Judy DeSalvo at (609) 343-5624 or

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