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Careme’s Restaurant Reopens for Lunch for Spring Semester Jan. 25; Farm-to-Table Cuisine Featured

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Careme’s, the student-run, gourmet restaurant at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Academy of Culinary Arts, will reopen Jan. 25.

The restaurant offers an a la carte lunch menu with items including black bean and sweet potato soup; garden salad with crispy bacon lardons, dried cherries, ranch dressing and spiced corn tortillas; Brussels sprout salad with baby kale, green apples, goat cheese, citrus vinaigrette and candied almonds; shrimp po’boy, Cajon remoulade, lettuce, tomato and pickled onion; biscuits and gravy; seasoned pan seared catfish, with lime cilantro brown butter; southern fried chicken, sweet tea marinated; grilled maple and fresh herb marinated pork medallions with apricot demi-glace; and bacon and sweet potato pea risotto. Desserts include praline crème brûlée; warm apple pie with sharp cheddar cheese and vanilla ice cream; and butter cake with double chocolate ice cream and toffee sauce. Continue reading

Academy of Culinary Arts Announces Spring Open House Dates

The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College will host several open houses this spring for prospective students who love to cook and are interested in starting a career in the culinary field.

The open houses are planned for 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25; 10 a.m.-noon, Monday, Feb. 19; 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 21; 1-3 p.m. at the college-wide open house, Sunday, April 8; and 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, M Building. 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

Tickets on Sale for the March 28 Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala at Harrah’s Resort

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Guests dine on hors d’oeuvres prepared by students in the Academy of Culinary Arts at last year’s Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala.

Tickets are now on sale for South Jersey’s premier food and beverage fundraising event. The 35th annual Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala will take place on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in the Avalon Ballroom of Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City.

The annual event celebrates food by highlighting hors d’oeuvres prepared by students in the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape and showcasing the specialties of 40 of the region’s best restaurants during a progressive dining experience.

Kevin Ortzman, regional president for Caesars Entertainment (Bally’s, Caesars and Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City) will be honored at the Restaurant Gala as the Community Honoree. The 2018 Culinary Honoree is Georgeann Leaming of Brigantine, executive chef of Gordon Ramsay Pub & Kitchen located in Caesars Atlantic City Hotel and Casino and 1999 Academy of Culinary Arts graduate. Leaming was the Season 19 champion on the Food Network’s Chopped! series. 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 Feb. 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

Last Chance to Register for Classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts

Time is running out to register for spring 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.

New this year, the first ten new full-time students who have paid in full for the spring semester at the academy will receive a free knife kit from Follett Book Store, valued at $250. To be eligible, you must begin the spring semester with at least 12 credits. An award letter will be sent to selected students. Continue reading

Academy of Culinary Arts Awards Medals To New Chefs at Dec. 21 Ceremony

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Valedictorian Katherine Jensen of Brick addresses his fellow graduates and the audience at the Academy of Culinary Arts Awards Ceremony Dec. 21.

The Academy of Culinary Arts awarded culinary medals and certificates to 10 new chefs and baking and pastry professionals prepared with the latest culinary knowledge on Thursday, Dec. 21.

Five graduates honed their skills in the Academy’s Culinary Arts program, and two completed the Baking and Pastry program. One short-term specialization certificate in Baking and Pastry was awarded, as well as one short-term specialization certificate in Food Service Management and one short-term specialization certificate in Catering Specialization.

The awards ceremony was held in Careme’s Restaurant located in the Academy of Culinary Arts 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.

Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape Community College, spoke at the ceremony and said, “To earn a credential from the Academy of Culinary Arts, you have demonstrated hard work, discipline and focus. These qualities are essential to your success in the culinary industry, and we are all confident that you will achieve your goals.”

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