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 Katelyn Blose, Certificate, Baking and Pastry specialization; Wendy Hassel, Certificate, Hot Food specialization; and Nicole Kacsoh, Certificate, Food Service Management specialization, all of Egg Harbor City.

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, and honored the graduates with gold, silver or bronze medals or certificates based on their grade point averages and criteria established by the American Culinary Federation. Specialization graduates received certificates of completion. A reception at Careme’s, the on-campus, student-run gourmet restaurant, followed the ceremony.