Jobs/Externships

Not Just One Job Offer

Academy graduates have worked at:

  • Air Force One
  • Atlantic City Casino-Hotels
  • Atlantic City Convention Center
  • Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City
  • Campbell Soup Corporation
  • Gaylord Opryland Hotel Resort & Convention Center in Nashville
  • Harrods of London
  • Mar-A-Lago Club, West Palm Beach
  • New York Palace
  • Radius, Boston
  • Ram's Head Inn
  • Ritz Carlton Indonesia
  • Royal Alaskan Cruise Line
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
  • Walt Disney World Hilton
  • The White House

Typically, graduates of the Academy’s two-year program receive as many as three job offers. Employers from Atlantic City and New Jersey’s shore areas often come here to find qualified employees, but Academy students have gone to jobs around the world.

Placement Center Help

You can post your resume on a centralized web site where employers can read it, or just browse the continuously updated job listings, at the college's career and academic planning center. The center offers a full range of services.

Atlantic City Boardwalk

On-Campus Interviews

Talk to employers and their representatives in person right on campus! Culinary employers from nearby and from food-destination cities like Philadelphia and New York have found employees at the annual college-wide career day. Just about each week in spring a different culinary employer visits, for an exclusive day of interviewing on campus.

Externships

To prepare for a real-world culinary job, every Academy student in the two-year program spends at least 400 hours in an externship. The experience can lead to job opportunities as well as lifelong professional friendships. As a student, you get to determine where to do your externship -- subject to Academy approval, of course. Academy staff will gladly work with you if you need help finding a situation.

According to National Restaurant Association research:

Restaurant
  • The restaurant industry is the largest employer in the U.S. besides the government.
  • In 2005, restaurants employed 12.2 million employees.
  • The industry will add 1.8 million news jobs during the next 10 years.
  • The number of foodservice managers is projected to increase 11 percent from 2005 to 2015.
  • Department of Labor job opportunities, outlook and salary projections.