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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

‘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

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

CRDA 2016 Pre Chef Grand Prix

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First-place team “Osteria Del Worthington.” Dana Pleasant, Atlantic City; Shannon Hanselman, Somers Point; Elliot Krass, Longport; Alejandra Belfoure, Ventnor; and chef instructor Steven Cozzi.

Academy of Culinary Arts students competed in the 2016 Pre Chef Grand Prix, Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus. Continue reading

ACA ‘Savory Sundays’ Monthly Cooking Demonstration Highlights Making Most of End-Of-Season Produce Nov. 15

soup The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College “Savory Sundays” cooking demonstration highlights making the most of your end-of-season produce, Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing.

Atlantic City resident Ruth Latorre, chef educator at the Academy of Culinary Arts, along with culinary students, will explore using your produce to create hearty stews and soups for the upcoming winter months. Continue reading