Students chefs Gregory Zervas of Wildwood and Jamie Paguio of Mays Landing serve up some seafood at the 2018 Restaurant Gala.

ATLANTIC CITY — The Academy of Culinary Arts will offer two, four-month noncredit training programs at its new facility at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. The Culinary Training Program and the Baking and Pastry Training Program both begin Sept. 10.

Learn the skills needed to start a career with confidence as a cook, pastry cook or baker in just 17 weeks, at a lower cost than other local culinary training options. All students earn ServSafe certification and learn interview skills. A job fair at the end of the training is scheduled for quick entry into the field.

The Culinary Training Program provides an overview of basic culinary terminology and skills, pantry production, kitchen gardens, hot food production and short order cooking, stocks and sauces, cooking methods of meat, poultry and seafood, and the fundamentals of baking.

The Baking and Pastry Training Program covers basic culinary terminology and skills as they apply to the bakeshop, organization and scaling as it pertains to production of bread, leavening agents, proper mixing methods for crusts and cookies, cake decorating, plated desserts and chocolate and sugar work.

Classes meet 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost for each program is $4,995. Visit the local One-Stop Center for funding information.

To register, contact Judy DeSalvo at 609-343-5624 or

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

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