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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

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

Academy of Culinary Arts to Award Two $18,000 Scholarships to ‘Cook Your Way to $18K’ Contest Winners This Summer

For the first time ever, the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College is 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.

Kelly McClay, dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts, said “We are thrilled to be offering this unique opportunity to people interested in attending the academy where they can simply enter a recipe and photo to potentially win $18,000. It’s exciting, and plays on the competitive nature of culinary and baking students.” The submissions with the most votes received from the general public will determine contest finalists. From there, a cook-off will be held at the college’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus on Thursday, Aug. 2. Continue reading

Fall Registration Is Underway at the Academy of Culinary Arts

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.

The academy offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry, and food service management, and specialization programs in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering. Continue reading

Variety of Workshops Offered at Academy of Culinary Arts Beginning in January

bread-523098_1920A variety of workshops will be offered at the Academy of Culinary Arts, beginning in January, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

Bread Baking I explores how to roll, braid, proof and bake 6-braid challah bread, knotted soft and onion pocket rolls and decorate leek and chive breads, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 24. Cost is $65.

New Year, New You is an interactive demonstration in which participants will learn the importance of portion size and how to add nutrient-dense foods to daily life via MyPlate, 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25. Cost is $65.

Healthy Cooking for the Home Chef is designed to help you nourish yourself and those you cook for, while learning practical skills in the kitchen to prepare healthy meals for your table, along with nutritional information and how to be an educated grocery shopper, 6-9 p.m., six Mondays, beginning Feb. 5. Cost is $225. Continue reading

Academy of Culinary Arts Students’ Birdhouse Centerpieces, ‘Tweeterville Village,’ Showcased at Smithville Inn

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Sharon Maurer of Egg Harbor Township with her “Tweeterville” birdhouse representing the Smithville business, Paw Dazzle.

Twelve Academy of Culinary Arts students in Chef Educator Tree McCann’s Centerpiece Artistry Class worked on several projects during their final class, including designing birdhouse centerpieces that each represent a Historic Smithville business. The students had to make pastillage to create their birdhouses, which is a sugar-based dough used in decorating and creating decorations for pastry, showpiece work and decorative molded forms. “Tweeterville Village” is on display at the Smithville Inn, Dec. 21 through mid-January. Other mediums the students worked with in the advanced baking class were tempered chocolate, sugar and marzipan.

Kelly McClay of Mays Landing, dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts, said, “The Tweeterville project is a great way for the students to learn the processes behind designing a centerpiece for display. Having the opportunity to meet with the shop owners and learn what motivated them to want their own business, what their perception is and how it plays out in the look of their store allows the student to not just see, but feel the commitment needed to have your own business.” Continue reading

REMINDER: Baking and Pastry Club Gourmet Cupcake Sale for Mother’s Day May 12

The Baking and Pastry Club is hosting a Gourmet Cupcake Sale for Mother’s Day on Friday, May 12, at Careme’s Restaurant.

Pick-up times are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5:30-6 p.m.

Get a jumbo size vanilla cupcake decorated with chocolate truffle buttercream flowers packaged in a transportable container with a Happy Mother’s Day sign.

There is a limited amount, so customers are advised to place their orders early.

One cupcake for $4

Special: Buy three, get one free = $12

Pre-order with Valerie Weller by calling ext. 4944. Pre-orders are due this Thursday, May 11. Any other purchases will be at the table in front on Careme’s on Friday.

Vote On Gingerbread Houses Created by Academy of Culinary Arts Students Through Dec. 17 at Hamilton Mall; Winners Receive Scholarships

gingerbread manStudents from the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College have holiday-themed confectionary creations on display for the Hamilton Mall Gingerbread Contest, through Dec. 17, located underneath the Christmas tree, that guests can vote on. Winners will receive one of three scholarships toward their education at Atlantic Cape Community College. Scholarships include $800 for first-place winner; $300 for second-place winner; and $200 for third-place winner.

Nationally recognized chef educators have been training future chefs by for 35 years at the ACA which is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. The ACA was named No. 1 culinary school in New Jersey by Best Choice Schools. For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645‑CHEF, email accadmit@atlantic.edu, or visit www.atlantic.edu/aca.

Baking & Pastry Club Selling Boscov’s Saving Passes Oct. 14

The Baking & Pastry Club is participating in the Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Campaign,Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. The club also will make and sell pumpkin muffins right in Boscov’s that day! Please come out and support the club!

The Baking & Pastry Club will visit offices Friday, Oct. 14, with all-day 25% Shopping Passes for Boscov’s for a $5 donation to the club. Or contact Chef Erin Adasczik at eadasczi@atlantic.edu or ext. 5642.