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Academy of Culinary Arts

chefs learning to harvest gardenThe Academy of Culinary Arts is an ideal place to prepare for your future in the culinary industry. We educate more culinary students each year than any other New Jersey culinary school. But we're still small enough to know your name and care about your success. Our tradition of providing superior culinary students has grown to a substantial network of ACA alumni around the world.

 At the ACA, you can work toward a degree, take specialized courses, or just develop basic job skills. We offer accredited degree programs and certificate programs that you can take on a full- or part-time basis. All programs are designed to prepare you for the real-world challenges of the food and beverage industry.

Learn more about the program. 

 
If you are interested in one day classes to learn everything from how to make bread to the perfect four course meal, the ACA runs non-credit classes each semester, usually on nights or weekends! Visit our Workforce Development page to find this semester's schedule.
Testimonial
“The ACA set the tone and expectations for me on the first day. I knew what to expect and that has kept me grounded and inspired. There aren't many culinary schools that teach you what the real world will be like.” Marvin Woods Celebrity Chef, Class of 1985 See More Notable Alumni Here!
Did you know? At the Academy, learning isn't just confined to a classroom. We have an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven and our own Organic Greenhouse and herb garden.

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About Us

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Degrees and Certificates

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How to Apply