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.
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 http://www.atlantic.edu/aca/visit.htm.
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 email@example.com, or visit www.atlantic.edu/aca.