MAYS LANDING —  Wine and food enthusiasts can celebrate the food and wines of the season at a special feast 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Academy of Culinary Arts, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

In conjunction with the Atlantic City chapter of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the academy offers a limited number of tickets to this celebration. Guests will be treated to a menu of “Street Foods from around the World” prepared and served by ACA students and be able to sample a selection of six international wines provided by the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. The evening finale is an extravagant dessert display.

The event takes place in the working kitchens of the academy, offering a rare, behind-the-scenes look at how our area’s top culinary and hospitality students prepare for such a unique event. In the past, it was known as a Beaujolais Nouveau tasting open only to Chaîne members and their guests, but the event was re-imagined in 2016 as the Food & Wine Festival and is open to the public.

“This event offers our students an opportunity to network with industry professionals and work one-on-one with ACA faculty to create unique recipes using high-end ingredients,” said Chef Kelly McClay, dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts.

Proceeds support scholarships for culinary and hospitality students at Atlantic Cape. Past events have raised more than $110,000 in scholarships.

The cost of the celebration is $65 per person. RSVP by calling Robin Hopkins at 609-343-4944 or

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is an international gastronomic society founded in Paris in 1950. The Chaîne is based on the traditions and practices of the old French royal guild of goose roasters whose members are dedicated to fine cuisine and wine.

The ACA has been training future chefs by nationally recognized chef educators for 35 years, and is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645‑CHEF, email, or visit