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Registration Begins Soon for Spring Classes at the ACA

November 14, 2008

If you've always loved to cook or are ready to make a career change, the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College is accepting applications for the spring semester. Spring classes begin Jan. 20 at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

The ACA offers two-year degree programs in Culinary Arts, Food Service Management and Baking and Pastry. Full-time classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in morning, afternoon, or the new evening "After Dark" session, from January to May and August through December. Full-time students not pursuing a degree can complete the requirements for a culinary certificate in three semesters. Part-time classes are available.

The ACA also offers four short-term programs. Students can earn specialization certificates in Baking and Pastry, Hot Food, Catering or Food Service Management in two semesters-an ideal situation for industry professionals who want to strengthen their skills or food enthusiasts interested in satisfying their culinary curiosity.

The academy offers personalized, high-quality training at a low cost and is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. The price of the program is half that of comparable cooking schools. Financial aid, grants, scholarships and loans are available.

The ACA has trained future chefs since 1981. For more information, call 1-800-645‑CHEF, e-mail, or visit