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It’s Time to Register for Fall Classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts

April 17, 2017

If you’ve always loved to cook or are ready to make a career change, it’s time to register for fall 2017 classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College. Registration will be offered to returning students at all Atlantic Cape campuses, and online, based on the number of credits earned, beginning April 3. ACA classes will begin Monday, Aug. 28.

New culinary students should contact Judy DeSalvo at 609-343-5624 or desalvo@atlantic.edu to schedule a registration appointment. Registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Returning students can register online using WebAdvisor at www.atlantic.edu/webadvisor.

The academy offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry, and food service management, and specialization programs in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering.

The academy also offers two one-year certificate programs, Baking and Pastry Certificate I and Culinary Arts Certificate I. These two-semester certificates are designed to provide students with career training for entry-level positions in the baking and pastry or culinary fields. The certificates can also be used as a foundation for completing an associate degree at the Academy of Culinary Arts.

ACA students have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience throughout the year. Some activities include: Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, Iron Student Chef Competition, American Culinary Federation’s Junior Chefs Competition, Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dinner, Atlantic Cape’s Organic Greenhouse, Strudels Bakeshop, Culinary Student Association, Baking & Pastry Club and food shows. Students have gone on to compete on nationally televised food shows including Chopped and The Next Food Network Star.

The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College recently was ranked the No. 1 culinary school in New Jersey by Best Choice Schools.

Classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in morning or afternoon sessions. The ACA has been training future chefs for more than 30 years, and is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645‑CHEF, email accadmit@atlantic.edu or visit www.atlantic.edu/aca.