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Last Chance to Buy Tickets for March 14 Gala and 50/50 Raffle

February 27, 2013

It’s the last chance to buy tickets to the 30th Anniversary Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala. The award-winning dining extravaganza is planned for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 14, at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. With the theme “Celebrate the 30 kNights,” the Gala will feature Camelot-inspired décor and an opulent feast.

The Gala showcases food by dishing up thousands of hors d’oeuvres prepared by students from the Academy of Culinary Arts and featuring the culinary specialties of more than 50 of the region’s best restaurants at a progressive dining experience. An elegant “Dessert Extravaganza,” co-organized by Executive Pastry Chef Eugen Ess of Trump Taj Mahal and ACA alumna and former Restaurant Gala culinary honoree Chef Deb Pellegrino ’92, executive pastry chef at Caesars Entertainment, will complete the night’s events.

Each year nearly 1,000 guests attend the Gala, which also features several genres of live music, including the Sensational Soul Cruisers, FM Band, the Ocean City Pops and Lenny Mitchell.

The Gala has raised nearly $3 million since 1984. Proceeds benefit student scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.

Tickets to the Gala are $225 per person. Order online at

Chance to Win Up to $15,000 in Gala 50/50 Raffle

Three lucky winners will share up to $15,000 in the 2013 Gala 50/50 Raffle. Only 300 tickets will be sold at $100 each. Three cash prizes will be awarded, including: $9,000, first prize; $4,500, second prize; and $1,500, third prize. The winning tickets will be drawn at the March 14 Gala. Winners need not be present to win. Sponsored by the Atlantic Cape Foundation, raffle proceeds benefit student scholarships at the college.

Contact Carrie Leahy at 609-463-4672 or to purchase raffle tickets.