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Academy of Culinary Arts Plans 'After Dark' Sessions Beginning This Fall

April 21, 2008

The Academy of Culinary Arts presents a new option for people interested in pursuing culinary careers-"After Dark." Beginning this fall, the ACA will offer full-time classes for its three culinary degree programs at night. The 5-10 p.m. "After Dark" classes join existing morning and afternoon sessions. Registration for fall culinary classes, which begin Wednesday, Aug. 27, is going on now.

This new session is ideal for career changers who want to continue working while going to school, baking and pastry professionals whose schedules conflict with the earlier sessions, and students who prefer night classes. The "After Dark" evening option provides greater flexibility for all students in scheduling classes.

Located at Atlantic Cape Community College's Mays Landing Campus, the Academy offers two-year degree programs in Baking and Pastry, Culinary Arts and Food Service Management. Classes meet five hours a day, Monday-Friday, August-December and January-May. The programs feature hands-on kitchen and academic training, plus an externship for real life work experience.

The ACA offers personalized, high-quality training at a low cost. The price of the program is considerably lower than that of comparable cooking schools. Financial aid, grants, scholarships and loans are also available.

The ACA has been training future chefs since 1981. For more information on the Academy, or to register, call 1-800-645‑CHEF, e-mail, or visit