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Tickets on Sale for 29th Annual Restaurant Gala

January 3, 2012

Tickets are now on sale for South Jersey’s premier black-tie fundraising event. The 29th annual Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala takes place Thursday, March 22, at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. With the theme “Dine like Royalty,” the Gala promises to be the region’s crowning event in 2012, featuring lavish décor, trumpeters and a sumptuous feast.

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 40 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, Sensational Soul Cruisers, Ocean City Pops and Lenny Mitchell.

The event has raised $2.5 million since 1984. Gala proceeds benefit student scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.

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