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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

Academy of Culinary Arts to Host Open House on May 9

The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College will host an open house from 5:30-7 p.m. on May 9 for prospective students who love to cook and are interested in starting a career in the culinary field. The event will take place in M Building of the May Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

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.

The academy also offers two one-year certificate programs, Baking and Pastry Certificate I and Culinary Arts Certificate I. These two-semester certificates are designed to provide students with career training for entry-level positions in the baking and pastry or culinary fields. The certificates can also be used as a foundation for completing an associate degree at the Academy of Culinary Arts.  Continue reading

There is Still Time to Register for Classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts; Eight $2,500 Scholarships Available for Spring Semester

If you’ve always loved to cook or are ready to make a career change, now is the time to register for spring 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. Spring classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 16.

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. Continue reading

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

The 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. 18.

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.

The Culinary Training Program provides an overview of basic culinary terminology and skills; pantry production; the use and benefits of kitchen gardens; hot food production and short order cooking; preparation of stocks and sauces; cooking methods of meat, poultry and seafood; and the fundamentals of baking. Continue reading

St. Augustine Prep Students Complete ‘Third Semester’ Program at Academy of Culinary Arts

Fourteen St. Augustine Prep students completed their “Third Semester” program, a 60-hour learning excursion outside a classroom setting, with a ceremony held at Careme’s Restaurant at the Academy of Culinary Arts, Thursday, June 8, at Atlantic Cape Community College. Continue reading

Registration Underway for Classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts

If you’ve always loved to cook or are ready to make a career change, it’s time to register for fall 2017 classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College. ACA classes will begin Monday, Aug. 28.

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. Returning students can register online using WebAdvisor at www.atlantic.edu/webadvisor.

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

Academy of Culinary Arts Students Gain Food for Thought Creating ‘Brain Buffet’

male culinary student holding dish with female chef educator

Christian Soto of Atlantic City and ACA Chef Educator Annmarie Chelius of Ocean City hold Soto’s Buffalo cauliflower “wings” with a low-fat ranch dressing.

Students in Chef Educator Annmarie Chelius’ new Applied Nutrition class at the Academy of Culinary Arts created a “Brain Buffet,” Thursday, Feb. 2, that was a culmination of what they learned during the last 13 days of class. The project tied in to February being American Heart Month as well. The three-credit course focused on specific ingredients that will help them maintain optimal health as well as the use of micro and macro ingredients. Special needs diets were also explored including gluten-free, diabetic and celiac.

Christian Soto of Atlantic City displayed his take on Buffalo wings, creating Buffalo cauliflower “wings” with a low-fat ranch dressing he made from scratch. The typically high-fat appetizer now had a healthy spin without compromising flavor.

Students recreated recipes from Food and Wine Magazine, as well. Terrance Harris of Pleasantville and Emily Hood of Hammonton’s take on spaghetti and meatballs was a spaghetti squash with quinoa meatballs, and recent academy graduate Gabrielle Sceia of Hammonton made a chocolate almond pound cake with poached pear and pistachio dust, a guilt-free dessert option. Continue reading

Six Complete Academy of Culinary Arts Short-term Training Program

Men and women in chefs uniforms standing and smiling.

From left, chef adjunct Steven Cozzi, Askia Givens, Rio Grande; Linda Cheung, Egg Harbor Township; Christina McGarry, Egg Harbor; Brandon Bott, Haddonfield; David Ruffin, Atlantic City; Gerald Leis, Margate; and chef adjunct Ryan Macey.

Six students completed The Academy of Culinary Arts four-month noncredit training program that began this past September in the Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus. An awards ceremony recognizing the students’ achievement was held at the campus, Tuesday, Jan. 24.

The program began with Chef Kelly McClay, dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts, welcoming guests, followed by Richard Perniciaro, interim president at Atlantic Cape, talking about the many opportunities available to the graduates through the ACA. Otto Hernandez, vice president of Academic Affairs, impressed upon graduates to continue their education and pursue their dreams. Christina McGarry of Egg Harbor delivered the culinarian’s code. Certificates were presented to students by Culinary Training Program adjunct Chef Ryan Macey of Ocean City. The graduates were also trained by adjunct Chef Steven Cozzi. Continue reading

Academy of Culinary Arts Named Top Culinary School in New Jersey

The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College recently was ranked the No. 1 culinary school in New Jersey by Best Choice Schools.

The academy’s tuition is half that of comparable private culinary schools and features a 100 percent job-placement rate for graduates.

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

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

The 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. 12.

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 training is scheduled for quick entry into the field. Continue reading