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Franklinville Resident, ACA Student Crafts 25th Anniversary Treat

February 14, 2007

As part of an assignment for his Centerpiece Artistry class at the Academy of Culinary Arts, Louis Favieri replicated the school's 25th anniversary seal-completely from marzipan, a confection of sugar and almonds. Favieri of Franklinville spent more than eight tedious hours constructing the intricate chef's toque, vegetable and breads that make up the Academy's seal.

Favieri's work commemorates the Academy's 25th anniversary. The ACA, located at Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, has trained more than 2,500 chefs in its history. Favieri recently presented his creation to Dr. Peter L. Mora, president of ACCC.

Favieri, who will complete the culinary program in May, worked under the guidance of Chef Educator Annmarie Chelius during an intensive 15-day block this semester. Students completed centerpiece works from chocolate, sugar and marzipan.

The Academy of Culinary Arts offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, food service management and baking and pastry. Students can also earn a culinary arts or baking and pastry certificate in just three semesters or complete one of four short-term specializations in less than one year. Specialization options include baking and pastry, hot food, catering and food service management.

For more information on the Academy, located at 5100 Black Horse Pike in Mays Landing, call 1-800-645-CHEF, visit, or e-mail