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Registration for Spring Classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts Begins Oct. 29

If you’ve always loved to cook or are ready to make a career change, now is the time to register for spring 2019 classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, ranked the No. 1 culinary school in New Jersey by Best Choice Schools. Spring classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 22.

New culinary students should contact Judy DeSalvo at 609-343-5624 or desalvo@atlantic.edu to schedule a registration appointment. Registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students who take advantage of early registration can delay their payment until Dec. 4. Atlantic Cape also offers an interest-free tuition payment plan for students. Continue reading

Academy of Culinary Arts Students Put Unique Spin on National Arts in Education Week with Marzipan

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ACA student Christina Lanza of Lanoka Harbor displays her rendition of artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s artwork at the Academy of Culinary Arts.

Students in Chef Educator Annmarie Chelius’ Centerpiece Artistry class at the Academy of Culinary Arts created marzipan plaques in recognition of National Arts in Education Week Sept. 9-15. The week focuses on how the arts are an essential part of a complete education, no matter if it happens in the home, school or community. Continue reading

Variety of Workshops Offered at Academy of Culinary Arts This Fall from Artisanal Cheese Making to Finishing Up the Last of the Garden Bounty

pumpkin and different dessertsA variety of workshops will be offered this fall in Kitchen 1 of the Academy of Culinary Arts at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

Puff Pastry Desserts explores how to make traditional Paris-Brest, napoleons and participate in making apple and cherry turnovers, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19. Cost is $75.

During French Desserts participants will learn the preparation of lemon crêpes with sweetened ricotta, the preparation of a country apple galette and a gâteau basque, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3. Cost is $75. Continue reading

Careme’s Restaurant to Open for Lunch for Fall Semester Sept. 4; Farm-to-Table Cuisine Featured

three small glasses in restaurantCareme’s, the student-run, gourmet restaurant at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Academy of Culinary Arts, will reopen for lunch on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

The restaurant will offer a two-course sandwich selection for $9.95, and a two-course entrée selection for $12.95.

For groups, the restaurant will offer a three-course and four-course menu featuring locally sourced ingredients, prepared and served with care and attention to detail. The luncheon three-course menu for groups is priced at $16.95 per person, and the four-course is $18.95 per person, plus tax and a service charge, which helps provide scholarships for academy students. Continue reading

Short-term Culinary Training Programs Prepare Future Chefs in 17 Weeks

men and women chefs working in kitchenThe Academy of Culinary Arts will offer two four-month noncredit training programs at its new facility at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. The Culinary Training Program and the Baking and Pastry Training Program both begin Sept. 10.

Learn the skills you need to start a career with confidence as a cook, pastry cook or baker in just 17 weeks, at a lower cost than other local culinary training options. All students earn ServSafe certification and learn interview skills. A job fair at the end of the training is scheduled for quick entry into the field. Continue reading

‘Cook Your Way to $18K’ Contest Winners Announced; Each Awarded $18,000 Scholarship to Academy of Culinary Arts

The heat was on as nine finalists, five for culinary and four for baking and pastry who had entered their recipes in the first-ever Academy of Culinary Arts’ “Cook Your Way to $18K” Contest, competed on Thursday, Aug. 2, at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus.

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Ahmad Reed of Marmora and Maria Cotton of Williamstown share a smile moments after they learned they won the “Cook Your Way to $18K” Contest cook-off.

The winner for the culinary competition was Maria Cotton of Williamstown whose dish was a Thai-style Green Curry with Chicken and Shrimp, and the winner for baking and pastry was Ahmad Reed of Marmora who baked an award-winning Rose French Toast.

When asked what winning meant to her, Cotton replied, “In my 50s, I love the fact that I can do what I love to do, not necessarily what I have to do. And I took a stab at this cause I love food. I love to cook it, I love to serve it, I love making people happy with it.” Continue reading

Fall Registration Is Underway at the Academy of Culinary Arts; ‘Cook Your Way to $18K’ Contest Deadline Extended to July 12

If you’ve always loved to cook or are ready to make a career change, now is the time to register for fall 2018 classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, ranked by Best Choice Schools as the No. 1 culinary school in New Jersey. Fall classes begin Aug. 27.

New culinary students should contact Judy DeSalvo at 609-343-5624 or desalvo@atlantic.edu to schedule a registration appointment. Registration hours are weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The college will be closed on July 4, and on Fridays, June 1 through Aug. 17. Continue reading

Fall Registration Is Underway at the Academy of Culinary Arts; ‘Cook Your Way to $18K’ Contest Deadline Approaching

If you’ve always loved to cook or are ready to make a career change, now is the time to register for fall 2018 classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, ranked by Best Choice Schools as the No. 1 culinary school in New Jersey. Fall classes begin Aug. 27.

New culinary students should contact Judy DeSalvo at 609-343-5624 or desalvo@atlantic.edu to schedule a registration appointment. Registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For the first time ever, the ACA is also hosting a “Cook Your Way to $18K” Contest on Facebook and Instagram where two lucky winners will each be awarded an $18,000 scholarship to attend the academy for a Baking and Pastry or Culinary certification. This amounts to a full-time ACA student’s first year of tuition and fees. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Community College Students Receive Over $250,000 in Scholarships

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Recent Academy of Culinary Arts graduate Emely Wapnik of Pleasantville discusses what it means to her to be a scholarship recipient at the Scholarship Recognition Ceremony on May 15. She shared her story of being a Covenant House resident in Atlantic City and her journey of how she has persevered.

Atlantic Cape Community College awarded 250 scholarships totaling $253,983 at its 51st Annual Scholarship Recognition Ceremony on May 15. Together the Atlantic Cape Foundation and the college pledged $688,549 in scholarship support for returning and incoming students. This is the largest pledge in the history of the college.

The event included scholarship recipient and donor presentations, a donor reception and light refreshments. Past President’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipients Raymond Davis, ’92, and Dr. Valerie Travis-Reese, ’82, spoke about their experience as students at Atlantic Cape and the important role that education has played in their professional and personal development. Mr. Don Guardian, former mayor of Atlantic City, also spoke about the importance of scholarship funding and educational attainment.

The event allowed scholarship recipients to have the opportunity to meet their respective donors. To learn more about scholarship opportunities at Atlantic Cape, visit atlantic.edu/scholarship.

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See more photos from the ceremony HERE.

Academy of Culinary Arts Awards Medals To New Chefs at May 14 Ceremony

men and women chefsThe Academy of Culinary Arts awarded culinary medals and certificates to 35 new chefs and baking and pastry professionals prepared with the latest culinary knowledge on Monday, May 14.

Twenty-three graduates honed their skills in the Academy’s Culinary Arts program, and 12 completed the Baking and Pastry program. One short-term specialization certificate in Baking and Pastry was awarded.

The awards ceremony was held in the Walter Edge Theater at the Mays Landing Campus, and honored the graduates with gold, silver or bronze medals or certificates based on their grade point averages and criteria established by the American Culinary Federation. Specialization graduates received certificates of completion. A reception at Careme’s, the on-campus, student-run gourmet restaurant, followed the ceremony. Continue reading