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Time is Running Out to Buy Tickets for the 2012 Restaurant Gala and 50/50 Raffle

February 22, 2012

Time is running out to buy your tickets to South Jersey’s premier fundraising event. The Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala’s 29th annual dining extravaganza is planned for 6:30 p.m., 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 an extravagant feast.

The annual event celebrates food with hors d’oeuvres prepared by students at the Academy of Culinary Arts and the house specialties of more than 50 of the area’s best restaurants at a progressive dining experience. Each year, hundreds of food lovers 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.

Gluten-free options will be available and noted on the menu.

Time is also running out to buy tickets for your chance to win up to $15,000 in the Gala 50/50 Raffle. Sponsored by the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation, raffle proceeds benefit student scholarships at the college. Three cash prizes will be awarded. The winning tickets will be drawn at the Gala. Winners need not be present to win.

Since 1984, the Gala has raised more than $2.5 million. Gala proceeds benefit student scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.

Tickets to the Gala are $200 per person and 50/50 raffle tickets are $100 each. Order online at or contact Lauren Canzanese at (609) 463-4672 or