Atlantic Cape Community College News at Atlantic Cape Community College Wine and Champagne Classes Kick Off Holiday Season at Atlantic Cape <p>Just in time for the holidays, Atlantic Cape Community College will offer &ldquo;Discover Your Wine Style&rdquo; and &ldquo;Champagne and Sparklers to Get You in the Holiday Spirit&rdquo; with Atlantic City Bottle Company owners Mark Callazzo and Paul Tonacci.</p> <p><strong>Discover Your Wine Style </strong>will teach participants how to examine the structure of wine and give them tools to select wine based on their preferences and pairings, 6 &ndash; 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20.</p> <p><strong>Champagne and Sparklers to Get You in the Holiday Spirit </strong>will<strong> </strong>educate participants on the differences between Prosecco, sparkling wine, Cava, and traditional Champagne, as well as how different countries put their own fingerprint on various sparkling wines, 6 &ndash; 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11.</p> <p>Each class costs $39 and participants must be age 21 or older. The workshops will meet in T-Building of the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> <p>To register, call (609) 343-5655 or visit &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Board Approves Contracts, Personnel Matters at October Meeting <p><strong></strong>The Board of Trustees at Atlantic Cape Community College met Oct. 28 at the college&rsquo;s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus to approve personnel matters, contracts and purchases.</p> <p><strong>In Personnel Action, the Board:</strong></p> <p>--Approved the retirement of Suzanne Feye of Linwood, dining room educator, effective Feb. 1. Feye joined the college in 1985 as a part-time catering assistant and received a full-time appointment in 1986 as catering manager for the Academy of Culinary Arts. In 1990, she was appointed the role of dining room educator and has trained hundreds of students in that capacity.</p> <p>During her nearly 30 years at the college, she was praised by former supervisor Klaus Muller, who said, &ldquo;Suzanne Feye is a dedicated educator who performs her assigned tasks with enthusiasm. She is outgoing and is always there to help the students and the Academy in extracurricular activities to promote the program and the students.&rdquo;</p> <p>Specifically, she volunteered at the New Jersey Food and Wine Festival, served as Culinary Student Association advisor and aided as a cooperative education faculty coordinator.</p> <p>--Accepted the resignation of Lorie Oberdick, perishable storeroom clerk, effective Oct. 3.</p> <p>--Accepted the resignation of Missie Taylor, housekeeper, facilities management, effective Sept. 23.</p> <p>--Approved Ellen Splaver of Margate, counselor II, Educational Opportunity Fund, whose position is jointly funded by an EOF grant and the college.</p> <p><strong>Contracts and Purchases Approved:</strong></p> <p>--Collection agency services, AR Resources, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, and General Revenue Corporation, Mason, Ohio.</p> <p>--Parking lot maintenance, GWP Enterprises, Franklinville, $26,138.</p> <p>--Non-bid awards for these food service vendors with which the college expects to spend more than $17,500 during FY&rsquo;15: B.F. Mazzeo Fruit &amp; Produce, Northfield; Balford Farms, Burlington; JJ Foods, Sewell; Rastelli Seafood, Egg Harbor City; Samuels and Son Seafood, Philadelphia, and U.S. Food Service, Bridgeport.</p> <p>--Adacel Systems Inc., Orlando, to relocate the air traffic control tower simulation equipment and RADAR stations to their new locations in the Science, Technology, Engineering &amp; Math building, $47,000.</p> <p><strong>In Grants Action, the Board:</strong></p> <p>--Approved the submission of a contract proposal to Atlantic County for In-School Youth Programs funded by the WIA New Jersey Program with an anticipated grant of $187,400, from Oct. 1, 2014-Sept. 30, 2015.</p> <p>--Approved the submission of a contract proposal to Atlantic County for Out-of-School Youth Programs funded through the WIA New Jersey Program with an anticipated grant of $195,000, from Oct. 1, 2014-Sept. 30, 2015.</p> <p><strong>College Eliminates Four Degree Programs</strong></p> <p>The board approved dropping four options of the Technical Studies associate in applied science degree as changes to the base degree program have made it more flexible, inclusive and open to additional professions. The eliminated program options are Microsoft Certified IT Professional, Business Management, Computer Technician and Health Professions.</p> <p><strong>Board Approves Sick Leave Payment Agreement</strong></p> <p>The board approved memorandums of agreement (MOA) with the college&rsquo;s four bargaining units that change, for a limited time, the sick leave payment offered to those who retire from the college by June 30, 2015. The agreement increases the payment for unused sick leave, from the $8,500 maximum level in the current contract, to $15,000, the state cap on such payments. The change will be in effect from Oct. 29 through Dec. 12.</p> <p>Terms of the agreement, which was signed by Dr. Peter L. Mora, president, and bargaining unit representatives after the meeting, include:</p> <p>--Payment for unused sick leave will not exceed $15,000 or 100 percent of the employee&rsquo;s accrued leave. For employees who meet the terms of the MOA, payment will be made in a lump sum no later than June 26, 2015.</p> <p>--Employees who choose to take the payment must make an irrevocable written commitment under the MOA to retire from the college no later than June 30, 2015.</p> <p>The board approved a separate resolution extending the sick payment benefit to exempt employees. Also eligible are employees who have not retired but who had made a written commitment to the college to retire on or before June 30, 2015.</p> <p>The administration initiated discussions with the bargaining units on the sick leave payment as part of a comprehensive process to develop a projected balanced FY&rsquo;16 budget. The college adopted a strategic finance model four years ago that calls for it to look at ways to contain costs and enhance revenues. Knowing how many employees plan to take retirement before FY&rsquo;16 begins on July 1, 2015, will provide more precise salary and benefits projections for that year&rsquo;s fiscal plan. Currently, those expenses comprise about 80 percent of the college&rsquo;s budget.</p> <p>According to data supplied by the Human Resources office, 111 Atlantic Cape full-time employees are eligible for the payment under terms of the bargaining unit contracts. To be eligible, employees must be over age 50 and have 10 years or more of service. Of that group, 27 employees are eligible for retirement from the college and the state pension system by June 30, 2015. Atlantic Cape has a total of 337 full-time employees.</p> <p><strong>In Other Action, the Board:</strong></p> <p>--Accepted the Sept. 30, 2014, financial statement.</p> <p>--Approved a settlement agreement with a former employee.</p> <p><strong>In the President&rsquo;s Report:</strong></p> <p>--Dr. Mora and board members honored Andrew Melchiorre, who retired from the board this summer following 10 years of service.</p> <p>&ldquo;Andrew has faithfully served the college and board, and we graciously wish him all the best for the future. He proved himself tireless in his efforts for the board, Middle Township and Atlantic Cape,&rdquo; said David Evans, board chairman.</p> <p>Melchiorre accepted a plaque in recognition of his efforts, saying, &ldquo;I have tremendous love and respect for all of you. It takes all of you to make this place go or it dies, and ever since I&rsquo;ve been here, you&rsquo;ve made it go.&rdquo;</p> <p>--Dr. Mora presented and the board approved honorary resolutions to the following for their contributions and support of the newly opened Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies: Blumberg Associates, Caesars Entertainment, City of Atlantic City, Atlantic County, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and Ogren Construction.</p> <p>Designed by Blumberg Associates of Atlantic City, the 20,000-square-foot addition at the Atlantic City campus opened this fall and will train entry- and mid-level culinary and hospitality workers. The wing includes two teaching kitchens, classrooms, offices, Casino Career Institute space and a hydroponic greenhouse. The wing will create a central training facility for introductory and advanced culinary arts, computers, retail training and hospitality management.</p> <p><strong>The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Mays Landing Campus, Room J-202. All are welcome to attend.</strong></p> ACA Students Celebrate World Vegan Day <p>Academy of Culinary Arts students in Chef Educator Annmarie Chelius&rsquo;s Advanced Baking Class created a vegan dessert in recognition of World Vegan Day, celebrated Saturday, Nov. 1. The exercise was to help familiarize the students with the ingredients that go into vegan baking.</p> <p>Georgia Thompson of Port Republic took on the challenge of creating a dessert that incorporated vegan baking and cheesecake using almonds, dates, coconut oil and coconut nectar in her dish. With little experience working in vegan ingredients, she researched vegan chefs online.</p> <p>The ACA has been training future chefs for more than 30 years, and recently received a national accreditation from the American Culinary Federation. For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645&#8209;CHEF, email&nbsp;<a href=""></a>, or visit&nbsp;<a href="../../aca"></a>.</p> <h3>MORE ACA NEWS:&nbsp;</h3> <p><strong><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=2018" target="_blank">Learn about the Academy of Culinary Arts at Fall Open Houses</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=2011" target="_blank">Celebrity Chef Julie Bashore Teaches Future Chefs at ACA</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=1968" target="_blank">Academy of Culinary Arts Earns Renewal of Nationally Recognized Accreditation</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Golf Tournament Raises $21,000 for Scholarships <p>The 2014 Atlantic Cape Community College Scramble &ldquo;Fore&rdquo; Scholarships golf tournament raised more than $21,000 for student aid and Foundation operations. Held Oct. 10 at Cape May National Golf Club in Cape May, the tournament drew nearly 100 players.</p> <p>Proceeds from the event will be used for scholarships for students attending Atlantic Cape and for Foundation operations. Cape May National Golf Club, Ameriprise Financial, Borden Perlman Salisbury &amp; Kelly, CASA Payroll Services, Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law, Herald Newspapers, Marsh &amp; McLennan Agency, McMahon Agency and Rio Auto Body were major sponsors of the tournament.</p> <p>Atlantic Cape established the Foundation in 1978 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity to build a broad base of financial support for its programs and services. Foundation members are drawn from local industry and small businesses and represent a broad cross-section of active leaders in the community. The Foundation has raised more than $3 million for scholarships, Foundation operations and to enhance academic programs and the campus environment. Annually, the Foundation provides more than $200,000 for institutional scholarships and to support college educational endeavors.</p> Health Care Training Available for Career Changers <p><strong></strong>The Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College offers a variety of programs to train individuals interested in starting or advancing their health care career.</p> <p><strong>Certified Home Health Aide for CNAs</strong> is designed for the Certified Nurse Aide who wants to advance in the field, Nov. 19 &amp; 20.</p> <p><strong>Certified Nurse Aide</strong> is a great way to start a career in the health care profession. CNAs will be eligible for employment in a long-term care facility, assisted living facility, adult medical day care or some hospitals. Classes begin Jan. 5.</p> <p><strong>Phlebotomy Technicians</strong> are skilled in blood collection techniques, handling, transporting and processing blood specimens. Hands-on training begins Feb. 16.</p> <p>Learn the concepts behind electrocardiography and prepare for a career as an EKG technician in<strong> EKG/Telemetry Technician</strong>, beginning April 21.</p> <p>Clinical workshops including CPR/AED/BLS for Health Care Professionals and Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid are offered monthly.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Lecture and lab modules will take place at the Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. Clinical expertise will come from various hospital settings.</p> <p>For more information or to register, contact (609) 343-5655 or visit <a href="../../conted"></a>.&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month By forming Annual Human Pink Ribbon (PHOTO) <p>Atlantic Cape students, faculty and staff wore their best and brightest pink outfits and accessories for &ldquo;Think Pink, Turn the Campus Pink Day,&rdquo; Oct. 22, and created the annual human pink ribbon in the Quad of the Mays Landing Campus to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.</p> <p>Afterwards, students and staff enjoyed refreshing Pink Smoothies by Maui Wowi and had access to breast cancer awareness information.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Learn About Nursing Program at Nov. 20 Information Session <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will hold an information session for those who want to learn about a nursing career.</p> <p>The Nursing Program Information Session will take place 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Walter Edge Theater, C-building, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. The session will focus on Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s registered nurse program, including the selection process and methods to prepare for the entrance exam.</p> <p>Attendees are advised to arrive 15 minutes in advance to sign in and collect handout literature. The session is free and open to the public.</p> <p>For more information, contact Glenda Stogel at (609) 343-5048, (609) 463-4774, ext. 5048, or visit <a href="../../program/academic/nursing/upcomingSessions.htm"></a>.</p> College Holds Ribbon-Cutting Event for Hospitality and Gaming Wing <p><strong></strong>Atlantic Cape Community College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the <em>Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies</em> at the college&rsquo;s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus Thursday, Oct. 16. More than 50 college, government and hospitality representatives attended.</p> <p>The event featured the official ribbon cutting and remarks from Dr. Peter L. Mora, Atlantic Cape president; Howard Kyle, chief of staff for the Atlantic County executive; Don Guardian, Atlantic City mayor; Rick Mazer, president and general manager for Harrah&rsquo;s Resort, Caesars Entertainment; and John Palmieri, executive director of the CRDA. Guests then toured the new facility.</p> <p>Designed by Blumberg Associates of Atlantic City, the 20,000-square-foot addition will train entry- and mid-level culinary and hospitality workers. The wing includes two teaching kitchens, classrooms, offices, Casino Career Institute space and a hydroponic greenhouse. The wing will create a central training facility for introductory and advanced culinary arts, computers, retail training and hospitality management.</p> <p>&ldquo;This wing represents the largest expansion of our Atlantic City campus in its 30-year history. With this new addition, the campus is now 100,000 square feet. Through this site, the college has provided undergraduate education and job training&nbsp;to tens of thousands of area residents and employees of the hotel/casino industry,&rdquo; Mora said.</p> <p>The facility houses an expansion of Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s nationally recognized Academy of Culinary Arts, which will provide culinary training courses at this site to meet the needs of employers and employees&nbsp;in the food and beverage operations within the city&rsquo;s hospitality industry.</p> <p>&ldquo;The ability to find talented culinary workers is not as easy as you think. Having this facility in the heart of the city will be a huge benefit,&rdquo; Mazer said.</p> <p>The $10 million project was jointly funded by Atlantic County and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority with funds designated for the project by Caesars Entertainment. CRDA awarded the college a $5 million grant to construct the center and Atlantic County matched that sum as part of its pledge to support capital improvements at Atlantic Cape.</p> <p>&ldquo;We want a skilled and competent workforce, and this facility will provide those transferable skills,&rdquo; Palmieri said.</p> <p>Located at the Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., the wing will allow Atlantic City residents access to training for employment in the region&rsquo;s top industries. The center will create a centralized training hub and enhance Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s existing programs that support the region&rsquo;s hospitality and gaming efforts, which remain the No. 1 industry.</p> <p>The <em>Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies</em> is one of five key projects in Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Master Facilities Plan: Blueprint 2020 that will support the college&rsquo;s mission of providing superior undergraduate education and top-quality workforce training. For more information about the project, visit <a href="../../"></a>.</p> Learn about the Academy of Culinary Arts at Fall Open Houses <p>The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College will host several open houses this fall for prospective students who love to cook and are interested in starting a career in the culinary field.</p> <p>The open houses are planned for 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19 (college-wide open house); 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12; and 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, M-Building.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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&rsquo;s Junior Chefs Competition, Cha&icirc;ne des R&ocirc;tisseurs dinner, Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Organic Greenhouse, Strudels Bakeshop, Culinary Student Association, Baking &amp; Pastry Club and food shows.</p> <p>ACA students have gone on to compete on nationally televised food shows including Chopped and The Next Food Network Star.&nbsp;</p> <p>Full-time classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in morning, afternoon or evening sessions.</p> <p>The ACA has been training future chefs for more than 30 years, and recently received a national accreditation from the American Culinary Federation. &nbsp;For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645&#8209;CHEF, email <a href=""></a> or visit <a href="../../aca"></a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape to Host Health Career Sessions This Fall <p><strong></strong>Atlantic Cape Community College will host Health Career Planning Sessions at the Mays Landing and Cape May County campuses this fall to provide potential students with valuable tips about careers in allied health. The sessions are free and open to the public.</p> <p><strong>Cape May County Campus:</strong> 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, in Cape May Court House, Room 113.</p> <p><strong>Mays Landing Campus:</strong> 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Cafeteria B.</p> <p>The sessions are designed for those thinking about pursuing a health career, as well as those considering changing careers, returning to school or those currently enrolled in prerequisite courses for an allied health degree.</p> <p>They will detail the educational requirements, clarify the training needed to enter or advance in health professions, review roles and responsibilities within various job titles and explore training options and alternate career routes. Shorter technical training certificates and entry-level positions will be reviewed as career advancement opportunities. This session with also provide details about the new Radiologic Technology associate degree program that is offered in partnership with the Shore Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology.</p> <p>For more information or to pre-register, contact Glenda Stogel at (609) 343-5048, (609) 463-4774, ext. 5048 or email <a href=""></a>.</p> Resources Available for Displaced Casino Workers <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Atlantic Cape Community College welcomes workers displaced by casino shutdowns to take advantage of its computer labs and additional resources while searching for new employment.</p> <p>Displaced workers must present a casino ID and bring a USB drive to save their work, or purchase a low-cost print card at campus libraries. Lists of career exploration and resume-building websites will be provided.</p> <p>Available locations and times include:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus</strong>, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., Room 145. Mondays-Thursdays, 1-4 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (609) 343-4857.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Mays Landing Campus</strong>, 5100 Black Horse Pike, J-Building Career Office/Student Life Center. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon, and Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. Call (609) 343-5667. Additional computers are available in the William Spangler Library, D-Building, Fridays, 1-4 p.m., and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (609) 343-4951. </li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Cape May County Campus</strong>, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, Student Development/First Floor. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m., Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m., and Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call (609) 463-8113.</li> </ul> <p>&ldquo;Atlantic Cape Community College is an integral part of the Atlantic City community, and we stand poised to assist those in need with numerous programs and training opportunities,&rdquo; said Dr. Peter L. Mora, president.</p> <p>Workers affected by the closure of Atlantic City casinos can learn more about Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s credit and noncredit programs at an open house, Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. For more information about the college, call (609) 343-4900.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Counseling Assistance for Students Affected by Casino Closings</span></strong></p> <p>Students who have been impacted by the recent casino closings and need assistance are encouraged to visit a campus Counseling office to speak to a counselor.&nbsp; Sessions are free and short-termed, but referrals can be made if additional services are needed.</p> <p>Please call the Counseling office to schedule an appointment:</p> <p>Mays Landing&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (609) 343-5667</p> <p>Atlantic City&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (609) 343-4859</p> <p>Cape May&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (609) 463-8113</p> Timely Warning Notice About Bike Path Safety Near CMCC <p>Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Security Department would like to make students and staff aware of recent incidents with an individual on the Cape May County bike path adjacent to the campus.&nbsp; A man reported to be in his early twenties has approached people on the path in a threatening manner.</p> <p>Security strongly encourages all students and staff to take precautions when walking alone on the Cape May bike path. Please have your cell phones handy, walk with a partner and be familiar with your surroundings while on the path. Report all incidents to security and local police immediately.</p> <p>If anyone has information about this individual or incidents or was a victim and did not report the crime, please contact Atlantic Cape Security or Middle Township Police Department.</p> <p><strong>Contact Security at</strong></p> <p>Mays Landing Campus&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 343-5125</p> <p>Atlantic City Campus&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 343-4841</p> <p>Cape May County Campus&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 463-6390</p> <p>Are you an unemployed or underemployed resident looking to start your own business? Atlantic Cape Community College has partnered with the Ocean City Free Public Library, Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, and New Jersey Small Business Development Center at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey to present &ldquo;Fresh Start Entrepreneurial Training Program,&rdquo; beginning Monday, Nov. 3. The program is funded by Atlantic Cape May Workforce Investment Board.</p> <p>The 60-hour program is free for qualified students and will feature:</p> <ul> <li>One-on-one instruction from experienced business professionals, group coaching and mentoring</li> <li>Individualized small business group coaching </li> <li>Group/individual mentoring after the classroom training ends</li> </ul> <p>At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to create a business plan; understand funding resources; develop a marketing plan; understand information system options for customer relations management; and understand the basics of accounting and finance.</p> <p>Unemployed or underemployed residents who have an idea for their own business are encouraged to register; a few seats remain.</p> <p>For additional information or to enroll, contact Jean McAlister at (609) 343-5655.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Careme&rsquo;s, the student-run, gourmet restaurant at Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Academy of Culinary Arts, will celebrate autumn with a seven-course Fall Harvest Dinner, presented by the Culinary Student Association, 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24.</p> <p>The seven-course dinner will be fall-themed and feature locally grown produce prepared by the ACA students. The event highlights community supported agriculture, bringing ingredients from the farm to the table. Patrons can bring their own wine or champagne.</p> <p>Ticket cost is $60 per person, with proceeds benefitting the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape. Cash or check only; make checks payable to Atlantic Cape Community College. There are only 66 spots available, so make reservations by calling (609) 343-4940. Visit <a href="../../aca/caremesSpecials.htm"> </a>to see the evening&rsquo;s menu.</p> <p>The restaurant is named after the first &ldquo;celebrity chef&rdquo; in culinary history, Marie-Antoine Careme. Careme&rsquo;s command of culinary art was so famous in the early 19<sup>th</sup> century that he became known as &ldquo;the chef of kings and the king of chefs.&rdquo;</p> <p>The ACA has been training future chefs and food service professionals for more than 30 years. For more information about the Academy, visit <a href="../../aca"></a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Celebrity Chef Julie Bashore Teaches Future Chefs at ACA <p>Baking and pastry students in Chef Michael D&rsquo;Angelo&rsquo;s Wedding Cake Design class got a real treat Tuesday, Oct. 7, when Julie Bashore, Master Confectioner and award-winning chef, visited and taught their class at Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Academy of Culinary Arts. Bashore, native of England, also won TLC&rsquo;s season 2, episode 8 &ldquo;Ultimate Cake Off: Fairy Tale Wedding,&rdquo; in 2010. She is well known for a technique with fondant that does not require the use of powdered sugar or cornstarch, thus making the texture less &ldquo;chewy&rdquo; and more palatable to the American market. Currently, she operates and owns Sugar Arts at Donecker&rsquo;s in Ephrata, Pennsylvania.</p> <p>The ACA has been training future chefs for more than 30 years, and recently received a national accreditation from the American Culinary Federation. For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645&#8209;CHEF, email&nbsp;<a href=""></a>, or visit&nbsp;<a href="../../aca"></a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>