Category Archives: 50th Anniversary

RSVP Now for May 11 Careme’s Cafe Series

In celebration of Atlantic Cape Community College’s 50th anniversary, the Careme’s Café Series returns this spring, presenting Deb Callahan on Thursday, May 11. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Deb Callahan is a fixture on the Philadelphia area blues scene. Her songs are described as honest, offering the spirit of blues, soul and roots music.

The evening begins with a four-course gourmet dinner, prepared by students in Atlantic Cape’s Academy of Culinary Arts, followed by a 45-minute performance. Tickets are $40 and reservations are required. For reservations, call (609) 343-4907 or email sclapp@atlantic.edu. Please indicate if you wish to be seated with another party and select your choice of entree from the menu below.

~Salad~
Roasted Beets & Local Greens w/ Spiced Apple, Goat Cheese, Toasted Hazelnut, Dijon Vinaigrette

~Soup~ 
Spring Vegetable Soup w/ Lentils and Walnut Pesto

~ Entrees~

Roasted Salmon w/ Lime-Chive Beurre Blanc

Bleu Cheese Stuffed Breaded Chicken w/ Browned Butter Sauce

House-Made Pappardelle w/ Charred Tomato Sauce, Sautéed Porcini, Basil Oil

~Dessert~
Chef’s Dessert Trio
Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Brewed Tea, Herbal Tea

Restaurant Gala Raises $212,825 for Student Scholarships; 50/50 Raffle Winners Announced

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From left to right, Gala Committee co-chairs Kim McCarron and Jim Rutala; Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape Community College; and Nicholas Cashan, Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation board president.

The 34th annual Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, with the help of guests, sponsors and donors, raised $212,825, and showcased 40 of the region’s top restaurants at the March 23 event. The proceeds from this event will benefit students at the Academy of Culinary Arts, an emergency fund for students and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.

Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City hosted the annual fundraiser, which featured the theme, “Golden Gala,” celebrating the college’s 50th anniversary. The event showcased the talents of the culinary students at the Academy of Culinary Arts, who prepared thousands of sumptuous hot and cold hors d’oeuvres served during the cocktail reception.

The Atlantic Cape Foundation honored Academy of Culinary Arts graduate Chef George Kyrtatas ’99, owner of SweetWater Bar & Grill in Cinnaminson; and Steven Brady, vice chairman of OceanFirst Bank. Continue reading

Gala 50/50 Raffle to Benefit Atlantic Cape Scholarships; Last Chance to Win up to $15,000 in Prizes

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Time is running out to be one of three lucky winners who will share up to $15,000 in the 2017 Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala 50/50 Raffle. The raffle is sponsored by the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation, and proceeds benefit student scholarships and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.

Only 300 tickets will be sold at $100 each. Three cash prizes will be awarded, including: $9,000, first prize; $4,500, second prize; and $1,500, third prize. Dollar amounts are based on all 300 tickets being sold. The winning tickets will be drawn at the March 23 Restaurant Gala at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City. Winners do not need to be present to win.

Now in its 34th year, the Restaurant Gala has raised $3 million in student scholarships.

To order raffle tickets, contact Alicia McMackin at 609-463-4672 or amcmacki@atlantic.edu.

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Law Practice Donates $5,000 as 2017 Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala Sponsor

 

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From left to right: Jean McAlister, dean, resource development, president/board of trustee operations, Atlantic Cape Community College; Barry Cohen, Esq.;. Stephen Matarazzo, Esq.; Dr. Barbara Gaba, president, Atlantic Cape Community College; Susan Petro, Esq.; and Frank Petro, Esq.

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Law Firm of Northfield signed on as a $5,000 sponsor for the 34th Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, taking place March 23, in the Avalon Ballroom of Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center. The firm has been a longstanding supporter of the Restaurant Gala and the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, visit atlantic.edu/gala.

This year’s theme is the “Golden Gala,” commemorating the college’s 50th anniversary of creating educational opportunities for Atlantic and Cape May County residents. The Restaurant Gala has raised $3 million since its inception in 1984, with proceeds benefiting student scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.

Tickets to the Gala are $225 a person and can be ordered by contacting Alicia McMackin at 609-463-4672 or amcmacki@atlantic.edu, or visiting atlantic.edu/gala.

Time Is Running Out to Buy Tickets for the March 23 ‘Golden Gala’; Alumni Row features Academy of Culinary Arts Graduates

Time is running out to purchase tickets for South Jersey’s premier food and beverage fundraising event. Atlantic Cape Community College will celebrate its 50th anniversary at its annual Restaurant Gala, Thursday, March 23, in the Avalon Ballroom of Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City.

The annual event showcases food by serving thousands of hors d’oeuvres prepared by students from the Academy of Culinary Arts and featuring the culinary specialties of 40 of the region’s best restaurants at a progressive dining experience.

Steven Brady, vice chairman of OceanFirst Bank, will be honored at the Restaurant Gala. George Kyrtatas of Medford, co-owner and executive chef of SweetWater Bar & Grill in Cinnaminson and 1999 Academy of Culinary Arts graduate, is the 2017 Culinary Honoree for the Restaurant Gala. Continue reading

Gala 50/50 Raffle to Benefit Atlantic Cape Scholarships; Chance to Win up to $15,000 in Prizes

2016-gala-twitter-pic-2Three lucky winners will share up to $15,000 in the 2017 Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala 50/50 Raffle. The raffle is sponsored by the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation, and proceeds benefit student scholarships and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.

Only 300 tickets will be sold at $100 each. Three cash prizes will be awarded, including: $9,000, first prize; $4,500, second prize; and $1,500, third prize. Dollar amounts are based on all 300 tickets being sold. The winning tickets will be drawn at the March 23 Restaurant Gala at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City. Winners do not need to be present to win.

Now in its 34th year, the Restaurant Gala has raised $3 million in student scholarships.

To order raffle tickets, contact Alicia McMackin at 609-463-4672 or amcmacki@atlantic.edu.

34th Annual Restaurant Gala To Showcase Region’s Top Restaurants; Newcomers include Blue Water Grill and Valentina’s Trattoria Italiana

2016-gala-twitter-pic-2The Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala’s 34th annual dining extravaganza will feature original dishes from some of the region’s best restaurants at the March 23 event in the Avalon Ballroom of Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City.

The annual event celebrates food with tantalizing hors d’oeuvres prepared by students at the Academy of Culinary Arts and the house specialties of nearly 40 of the area’s best restaurants at a sumptuous dining experience. A dessert extravaganza, organized by Chef Michael D’Angelo, will complete the evening’s festivities, including a floating cake, chocolate stations and delectable petit fours, and so much more. Cigars and cordials are also back by popular demand. Tomfoolery Brewing Company of Hammonton, Little Water Distillery of Atlantic City, Tuckahoe Brewery of Egg Harbor Township and Ludlam Island Brewery of Ocean View are new additions to this year’s event. Barritt’s Ginger Beer and Tito’s Handmade Vodka will provide the signature drink, “The Golden Mule,” a spin off of the famous Moscow Mule. Continue reading