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Register Now for Classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts; $1,500 Scholarships Available for Spring

December 6, 2016

If you’ve always loved to cook or are ready to make a career change, now is the time to register for spring 2017 classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College. Spring classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 17.

The academy offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry, and food service management, and specialization programs in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering.

The academy also offers two one-year certificate programs, Baking and Pastry Certificate I and Culinary Arts Certificate I. These two-semester certificates are designed to provide students with career training for entry-level positions in the baking and pastry or culinary fields. The certificates can also be used as a foundation for completing an associate degree at the Academy of Culinary Arts. 

ACA students have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience throughout the year. Some activities include: Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, Iron Student Chef Competition, American Culinary Federation’s Junior Chefs Competition, Atlantic Cape’s Organic Greenhouse, Strudels Bakeshop, Culinary Student Association, Baking & Pastry Club and food shows. Students have gone on to compete on nationally televised food shows including Chopped and The Next Food Network Star.

Full-time classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in morning or afternoon sessions.

The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College recently was ranked the No. 1 culinary school in New Jersey by Best Choice Schools.

The ACA has been training future chefs for more than 30 years, and is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645‑CHEF, email accadmit@atlantic.edu or visit www.atlantic.edu/aca.

The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Jan. 6. Details are available at www.atlantic.edu/aca. For more information or to register, call Valerie Weller at 609-343-4944.