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Atlantic Cape’s Academy of Culinary Arts Will Offer Culinary and Baking and Pastry Training Programs

February 3, 2017

ATLANTIC CITY – Atlantic Cape Community College will present two hands-on training programs for those interested in fast entry to a career in baking and pastry or the culinary arts at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.

 Culinary Training Program covers the many areas of the professional kitchen, as students master cooking principles and practical techniques. Students learn to prepare professional and gourmet dishes and learn the basics of baking and pastry. This four-month program helps students determine what their professional specialty will be.

The Baking and Pastry Training Program focuses on the fundamentals of baking and pastry, as students develop the skills required to work in almost any professional bakeshop. Topics include equipment use and safety, proper work methods and culinary math. In addition, students will learn about bread baking, cake baking and decorating, pies and cookies, custards, puddings and mousses.

Both programs prepare students to take the National Restaurant Association Foodservice Sanitation Certificate exam, which is given at the end of each course. Those who successfully complete the exam receive a nationally recognized certification in sanitation. The prerequisite for each program is obtaining a reading score and a math score of 9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE.)

These noncredit programs will be taught by the college’s Academy of Culinary Arts chef educators, and classes will be held in state-of-the-art kitchens in the Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies. The fee for each program, including tuition, labs and supplies, is $5,000.

This training is offered through the college’s Workforce Development program which provides a broad range of workshops, seminars and career training programs to the residents and businesses of Atlantic and Cape May counties. For more details on these programs or others, or to register, call 609-343-5655 or visit