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Food & Beverage Participants Announced for 41st Annual Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala

02/29/2024 | Media Contact: David Zuba, Public Relations Manager and Copywriter | (609) 343-4933
41st Annual Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala

MAYS LANDING — The 41st Annual Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala officially announced its complete list of food and beverage participants who will be on-hand for this year’s Paris-themed event on Thursday, March 21, 6-9:30 p.m. at the Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City.

We would like to thank our Platinum Sponsors Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City and Tropicana Atlantic City; Gold Sponsors Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind; and Bronze Sponsor Love, Tito’s. We would especially like to recognize several of our long-standing participants: Dock’s Oyster House, Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar, Knife & Fork Inn, Renault Winery & Resort and Smithville Inn.

List of participating restaurants:

  • Academy of Culinary Arts
  • Aramark/Lincoln Financial Field
  • Prime Steakhouse
  • Bar 32
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
  • Council Oak Steaks & Seafood
  • Cousin’s Restaurant
  • Cuzzie’s Pizzeria & Kitchen
  • Dock’s Oyster House
  • Dos Caminos
  • Dougherty’s Steakhouse & Raw Bar
  • Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen
  • Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar
  • Il Mulino New York
  • il Verdi
  • Jade Street Asian Kitchen
  • Knife & Fork Inn
  • Kuro
  • La Strada at the Shore
  • Little Italy Ristorante & Pizzeria
  • Moments at Scannicchio’s
  • Nobu
  • Ocean Casino Resort
  • Ossu Asian tavern
  • Renault Winery & Resort
  • Resorts Casino Hotel
  • Romanelli’s Garden Cafe
  • Smithville Inn
  • Stir It Up
  • Superfrico Italian Restaurant
  • TacocaT
  • Twenties Italian Restaurant.


List of dessert participants:

  • Academy of Culinary Arts
  • Bake Happy
  • Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Lisa’s Sweet Treats
  • Mannino’s Cannoli Express
  • Renault Winery
  • Tropicana Atlantic City


List of beverage participants:

  • D&L Coffee Service
  • Gallo Wine Sales of New Jersey
  • International Sommelier LLC
  • Little Water Distillery
  • Mamma Bella Cello & Liqueur
  • Somers Point Brewing Company
  • Tito’s Handmade Vodka


Raffle tickets may be purchased online at or in-person on the night of the Gala. All raffle drawings will be conducted at 9:00 p.m. on the evening of the Gala. Winners need not be present to win. Raffle ticket proceeds support an emergency fund for students attending Atlantic Cape, regardless of program of study. This fund is crucial to supporting students that encounter unexpected financial emergencies so they may continue their studies.

Individual tickets are still available for $250 and tables of 10 for $2,300 (a $200 savings). Various levels of sponsorships and advertising opportunities are available as well.

This year’s Gala theme of Springtime in Paris will feature a deliciously-eclectic mix of some of the region’s most delectable fine foods, desserts and various beverages. The Gala will recognize Community Honoree, Travis Lunn, President and Chief Operating Officer, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, and Academy of Culinary Arts (ACA) Honoree, Chef Demetrios Haronis, 1990 ACA graduate and current executive chef at Tropicana Atlantic City.

The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with a lavish cocktail reception featuring hors d’oeuvres prepared by the students of the Academy of Culinary Arts. A formal dinner will follow at 7 p.m. in the Wildwood Ballroom complete with sample signature dishes, desserts and some of the finest libations from more than 50 South Jersey establishments. An open bar, photo booth and live musical entertainment will be provided as well.

Year after year, the Restaurant Gala attracts more than 1,000 community and business leaders, government officials, food enthusiasts and friends of the college. Since its inception in 1984, the Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala has raised more than $4 million for scholarships for students attending the Academy of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program, an emergency fund, special projects and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations. In 2023, $284,575 was raised to provide much-needed funds for culinary students and emergency relief.

For attendees interested in staying overnight at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City following the Gala, they may take advantage of the discounted rate of $69 by providing the group code SH03RG4 when making reservations by telephone by calling 1-888-516-2215.

Visit to purchase tickets and tables, and for sponsorship and advertising opportunities. For more information, please contact Kristin Jackson at or (609) 463-3621.



About Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape Community College is a Middle States accredited, 2022 Achieving the Dream Leader College and Hispanic Serving Institution proudly serving the residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties. As a comprehensive, two-year community college, Atlantic Cape offers 47 undergraduate degree programs, and 33 certificate and workforce development professional series programs at its Mays Landing, Atlantic City and Cape May campuses. Atlantic Cape is home to the renowned Academy of Culinary Arts, rated the top culinary school in New Jersey, and for more than 50 years, our highly-acclaimed Nursing program. Atlantic Cape also partners with more than 30 colleges and four-year universities to offer students the opportunity to seamlessly earn a bachelor’s degree upon graduation.