Academy of Culinary Arts

MAYS LANDING — The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College will host an open house at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at the Mays Landing campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, M-Building.

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.

ACA students have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience throughout the year. Activities include the college's annual Restaurant Gala, Iron Student Chef Competition, American Culinary Federation’s Junior Chefs Competition, Organic Greenhouse, Strudels Bakeshop, Culinary Student Association, Baking & Pastry Club and food shows. Alumni have gone on to compete on nationally televised food shows including “Chopped” and “The Next Food Network Star.”

Register for an open house at atlantic.edu/aca/visit.htm. Full-time classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in morning and afternoon sessions.

The ACA has been training future chefs for more than 30 years and is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. For more information, call 800-645-CHEF, email accadmit@atlantic.edu or visit atlantic.edu/aca.