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Academy of Culinary Arts Enrolling for Spring Classes Now

November 14, 2017

If you’ve always loved to cook or are ready to make a career change, now is the time to register for spring 2018 classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College. Spring classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 16.

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. Students who take advantage of early registration can delay their payment until Dec. 4. Atlantic Cape also offers an interest-free tuition payment plan for students.

New this year, the first ten new full-time students who have paid in full for the spring semester at the academy will receive a free knife kit from Follett Book Store, valued at $250. To be eligible, you must begin the spring semester with at least 12 credits. An award letter will be sent to selected students.

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, Atlantic Cape’s Organic Greenhouse, Strudels Bakeshop, Culinary Student Association and food shows. Students have gone on to compete on nationally televised food shows including Chopped and The Next Food Network Star.

Full-time classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in morning or afternoon sessions.

The ACA at Atlantic Cape Community College has been training future chefs by nationally recognized chef educators for 35 years, was ranked the No. 1 culinary school in New Jersey by Best Choice Schools, 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.