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Save the Date for March 13 Restaurant Gala

December 5, 2013

The 31st annual Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala will take place Thursday, March 13, at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. With the theme, “The Greatest Gala on Earth,” the fundraiser will feature vintage carnival environment and a spectacular feast.

The Restaurant Gala’s honorees include Academy of Culinary Arts graduate Chef Peter Slavin ’84, creative director and ice sculptor at Fear No Ice Philly; and Steel Pier Associates and the Catanoso family.

The annual event celebrates food by highlighting hors d’oeuvres prepared by students in the Academy of Culinary Arts and showcasing the specialties of 40 of the region’s best restaurants during a progressive dining experience. Each year, hundreds of guests attend the Gala, which also includes live music and an elegant dessert reception co-organized by Chef Deborah Pellegrino of Caesars Entertainment and Chef Tree McCann of the Academy of Culinary Arts.

The event has raised nearly $3 million for scholarships since 1984. All Gala proceeds benefit student scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.

For more information on the 2014 Gala, contact Torrina Bennett-Michael at (609) 463-4672, or visit