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Tickets on Sale for March 31 Restaurant Gala

February 22, 2011

Tickets are now on sale for South Jersey’s premier black-tie fundraising event. The 28th annual Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala takes place Thursday, March 31, at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. With the theme “Putting on the Glitz: Eat, Drink and Be Dazzled,” the award-winning Restaurant Gala will celebrate the spirit of the Roaring Twenties, an era characterized by speakeasies, flappers and Art Deco style.

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 more than 35 of the area’s best restaurants at a progressive dining experience. An elegant “Dessert Extravaganza” headed by Executive Pastry Chef Eugen Ess of Trump Taj Mahal, will complete the night’s events.

Each year hundreds of guests attend the Gala, which also features several genres of live music, including The Don’t Call Me Francis Band, The Fabulous Grease Band, Ocean City Pops and Lenny Mitchell.

The event has raised more than $2 million since 1984. Gala proceeds benefit student scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College.

Tickets to the Gala are $200 per person and can be ordered by contacting Lauren Canzanese at (609) 463-4672,, or online at