Tickets on Sale for the March 24 ‘MISSION: POSSIBLE’ Restaurant Gala; Dessert Extravaganza Brings Back Cordial and Cigar Area

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 in Atlantic City, a new venue for the gala.

The annual event celebrates food with tantalizing 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 sumptuous 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 delectable petit fours, and so much more. Cigars and cordials are also back by popular demand.   

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 spy thrillers, with a focus on making scholarships possible for Academy of Culinary Arts students through Gala proceeds.

Tickets to the Gala are $225 a person and can be ordered by contacting Lori McIntyre at or 609-343-5691 or by visiting

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