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  • Amanda McCullough
  • Atlantic Cape Community College
  • 5100 Black Horse Pike
  • Mays Landing, New Jersey, 08330
  • 609-343-4923

Caremes Restaurant Reopens for Lunch for Spring Semester Jan. 25; Farm-to-Table Cuisine Featured

January 17, 2018

inside of restaurant

Careme’s, the student-run, gourmet restaurant at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Academy of Culinary Arts, will reopen Jan. 25.

The restaurant offers an a la carte lunch menu with items including black bean and sweet potato soup; garden salad with crispy bacon lardons, dried cherries, ranch dressing and spiced corn tortillas; Brussels sprout salad with baby kale, green apples, goat cheese, citrus vinaigrette and candied almonds; shrimp po’boy, Cajon remoulade, lettuce, tomato and pickled onion; biscuits and gravy; seasoned pan seared catfish, with lime cilantro brown butter; southern fried chicken, sweet tea marinated; grilled maple and fresh herb marinated pork medallions with apricot demi-glace; and bacon and sweet potato pea risotto. Desserts include praline crème brûlée; warm apple pie with sharp cheddar cheese and vanilla ice cream; and butter cake with double chocolate ice cream and toffee sauce.

For groups, the restaurant will offer a three-course menu featuring locally sourced ingredients, prepared and served with care and attention to detail.  The luncheon menu for groups is priced at $16.95 per person, plus tax and a service charge, which helps provide scholarships for academy students.

Careme’s, located at Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, offers a farm-to-table dining experience that’s unique in South Jersey. The restaurant is open noon-3 p.m., Monday-Friday for lunch. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted. For reservations or more information, call the restaurant and leave a message at 609-343-4940.

Careme’s will also be participating in Atlantic City Restaurant Week March 4-9. Visit for more details.

The restaurant is named after the first “celebrity chef” in culinary history, Marie-Antoine Careme. Careme’s command of culinary art was so famous in the early 19th century that he became known as “the chef of kings and the king of chefs.”

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.

The ACA has been training future chefs and food service professionals for more than 30 years. For more information about the academy, visit