ATLANTIC CITY — Eight students completed the Academy of Culinary Arts four-month noncredit training program 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, Thursday, Aug. 3.

Chef Bruce Johns, director of operations at the Academy of Culinary Arts, welcoming guests, and Otto Hernandez, vice president of academic affairs at Atlantic Cape, spoke about the many opportunities available to the graduates and the merits of continuing their education. Atlantic Cape PresidentBarbara Gaba welcomed students and thanked them for all their hard work in achieving their goals. Instructor Ulrich Lohs presented certificates to the student. Chef Ryan Macey supervised the training program which provides students with the skills needed to begin a career as a cook.

Valedictorian Peter Vetri of Brigantine, spoke about the incredible talent of the graduates and his aspirations to one day own a food truck.

Other graduates are Timothy Clearly, Manahawkin; Miguel Lugo, Pleasantville; William Merz, Absecon; Giomarys Osorio-Alvarado, Bridgeton; Derwin Powell, Pleasantville; Charles Rando, Northfield; and Harry Tennant, Egg Harbor City.

For information about the program, contact Judy DeSalvo at 609-343-5624 or

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