Academy of Culinary Arts to Host Food & Wine Festival Nov. 18

4328736402_87af22ac7f_zThe word, “festival,” originated in the 14th century and is derived from the word, “feast.” What better way to celebrate the food and wines of the season than with a festival shared with friends? Wine and food enthusiasts can do just that at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. In conjunction with the Atlantic City chapter of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the Academy offers a limited number of tickets to this celebration where guests will be treated to authentic French country food and tantalizing desserts prepared and served by ACA students.

“This event offers our students an opportunity to network with industry professionals and work one-on-one with ACA faculty to create unique recipes using high-end ingredients,” Chef Kelly McClay, dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts, said.

Proceeds support scholarships for culinary and hospitality students at Atlantic Cape. Past events have raised more than $75,000 in scholarships. The cost of the celebration is $65 per person. Checks can be made payable to Atlantic Cape Community College. RSVP by calling Valerie Weller at (609) 343-4944.

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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