Academy of Culinary Arts Hosts Open House Sept. 16

The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College will host an open house for prospective students who love to cook and are interested in starting a culinary career at noon, Friday, Sept. 16, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, M-Building.

The Academy offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry, and food service management, and short-term specialization programs in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering.

The Academy also offers two one-year certificate programs, Baking and Pastry Certificate I and Culinary Arts Certificate I. These two-semester certificates are designed to provide students with career training for entry-level positions. The certificates also can be used as a foundation for completing an associate degree at the Academy of Culinary Arts.

Academy of Culinary Arts

Visit the Academy of Culinary Arts Sept. 16 for an open house and up-close look at its culinary and baking and pastry programs.

ACA students have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience throughout the year. Some activities include: Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, Iron Student Chef Competition, American Culinary Federation’s Junior Chefs Competition, Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dinner, Atlantic Cape’s Organic Greenhouse, Strudels Bakeshop, Culinary Student Association, Baking & Pastry Club and food shows.

Additional ACA open houses are scheduled for 1-3 p.m. at the college-wide open house, Sunday, Oct. 16; 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17; and 9-11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, M-Building. Register online for an open house at

The ACA has been training future chefs by nationally recognized chef educators for 35 years, and is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645‑CHEF, email, or visit

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