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Academy of Culinary Arts Announces Fall Open House Dates

September 16, 2008

The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College will host several open houses this fall, including: Sunday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m.; Friday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m.; and Wednesday, Dec. 10, 6 p.m. The open house events are open to anyone who loves to cook and is interested in beginning a culinary career.

The Academy of Culinary Arts offers two-year degree programs in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, and Food Service Management. Students can complete any of four short-term specializations in less than one year in Baking and Pastry, Hot Food, Catering and Food Service Management.

The ACA opened in 1981 to meet the growing needs of the hospitality industry. Full-time classes at the Academy meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in morning, afternoon or evening sessions from January through May and August through December. Part-time evening classes are available.

Because the ACA is a division of a public institution, tuition is considerably less than comparable private culinary schools. Full and partial scholarships, work‑study opportunities and financial aid are available, including free tuition and fees through NJ STARS.

To register for an open house, or for more information on the Academy, located at 5100 Black Horse Pike in Mays Landing, call 1-800-645-CHEF, visit, or e-mail