Eight Complete Academy of Culinary Arts Short-term Training Program

 

eight culinary students and their instructor smile

From left, Salvatore Storione of Ventnor, Derwin Powell of Pleasantville, Martin Deangelis of Ventnor, Jennifer Green of Atlantic City, Culinary Training Program instructor Steve Cozzi of Cape May Court House, Leida Brenes of Galloway, Bernardo Tapia Huerta of Wildwood and Kathleen Lescas of Northfield, before the Academy of Culinary Arts Noncredit Certificate Ceremony, Thursday, Jan. 25. (Not pictured, Sung Park of Egg Harbor Township)

 

On Jan. 25, eight students were recognized for completing the Academy of Culinary Arts four-month noncredit training program. The ceremony was held in the Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus.

The program began with Chef Kelly McClay, dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts, welcoming guests, followed by remarks by Dr. Josette Katz, interim vice president of academic affairs at Atlantic Cape.

Katz said, “Our best advertisement is always the graduates. Once you are out in the industry and community, your talent brings new students through our doors.”

Certificates were presented to students by Culinary Training Program instructor Steve Cozzi of Cape May Court House.

Valedictorian of the Culinary Training Program, Kathleen Lescas of Northfield, spoke about how valuable the training program experience had been for the graduates and expressed excitement on where the future may lead them.

female culinary student speaks at podium

Kathleen Lescas of Northfield addresses the audience during the Academy of Culinary Arts Noncredit Certificate Ceremony, Thursday, Jan. 25.

Students who completed the Culinary Training Program are Leida Brenes of Galloway, Martin Deangelis of Ventnor, Jennifer Green of Atlantic City, Kathleen Lescas of Northfield, Sung Park of Egg Harbor Township, Salvatore Storione of Ventnor, Bernardo Tapia Huerta of Wildwood and Derwin Powell of Pleasantville.

The program teaches the skills to begin a career as a cook.

The next Culinary Training Program, as well as the Baking and Pastry Training Program, begin Feb. 12, at the Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. For information, contact Judy DeSalvo at 609-343-5624 or desalvo@atlantic.edu.

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