MAYS LANDING – The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College was recently ranked the No. 1 culinary school in New Jersey by Best Choice Schools, an online resource for information on college and academic degree programs.

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.

It 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 and can also be used as a foundation for completing an associate degree at the Academy of Culinary Arts.

Open houses are scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 and 9-11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, M Building.

Register to attend an open house at atlantic.edu/aca/visit.htm.

Best Choice Schools is a leading free website for helping college students and career changers make one of life’s most overwhelming decisions. It compiles comprehensive resources to narrow down the list of available on-campus and online colleges into those that are the best choice for each student’s unique concerns.

The ACA is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. For information call 800-645 CHEF, email accadmit@atlantic.edu, or see atlantic.edu/aca.