ACA students receive medals, certificates

The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College awarded culinary medals and certificates May 20 to 37 new chefs and baking and pastry professionals prepared with the latest culinary knowledge.

Honorees included Ricardo Edwards, of Pleasantville, Certificate, Culinary Arts; and Nicole Ruiz, of Pleasantville, Certificate, Baking and Pastry. Twenty-three graduates honed their skills in the Academy’s Culinary Arts program, and eight completed the Baking and Pastry program. Six students received short-term specialization certificates in Baking and Pastry, Hot Food and Food Service Management.

The awards ceremony was held in the college’s Walter Edge Theater on the Mays Landing Campus.