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Restaurant Gala Raises $215,000 for ACCC Scholarships

From wild boar tacos to buffalo with Serengeti fruit chutney, the safari-themed 23rd Annual Press of Atlantic City Restaurant Gala was a culinary adventure. The event raised a record-breaking $215,000 for student scholarships at ACCC.

Restaurant Gala

ACA students prepared thousands of hors d'oeuvres for the 23rd Annual Press of Atlantic City Restaurant Gala this spring that raised $215,000 for student scholarships.

Nearly 1,000 people attended the black-tie affair held March 23 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The event included the specialties of 36 of the finest restaurants in Atlantic and Cape May counties and showcased the talents of the culinary students at the ACA, who prepared thousands of sumptuous hot and cold hors d’oeuvres served during cocktail hour. The ACA students and chef educators received a standing ovation from the attendees during the dinner reception. A dessert extravaganza capped off the evening.

For the first time the Restaurant Gala Steering Committee awarded an honorary gold medal from the ACA to Vernon W. Hill II, founder and chairman of Commerce Bank, for his dedication to education and the scholarship event. Commerce Bank has served as presenting sponsor of the Restaurant Gala for eight years.