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Culinary Scholarships Available for Casino Workers; Applications Due July 26

July 10, 2006

Atlantic City hotel-casino employees interested in pursuing a culinary degree are eligible for scholarships to the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College.

Seven $1,000 Vince DeFinis Hotel Casino Scholarships are available for the fall semester. Applicants must demonstrate the potential to succeed in the culinary industry through letters of recommendation from their supervisor and executive chef and write a 250-word essay that includes professional goals.

Applications are available online at or by calling (609) 343-5082. Completed applications should be postmarked by July 26 and mailed to the ACCC Financial Aid Office at 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ, 08330.

The ACA offers two-year degree programs in Culinary Arts, Food Service Management and Baking and Pastry. Full-time classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in a morning or afternoon session from August through December and January to May. Full-time students not pursuing a degree can complete the requirements for a culinary certificate in three semesters. Part-time and evening classes are available.

The ACA has been training future chefs since 1981, and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. For more information on the academy, call 1-800-645 CHEF, e-mail, or visit