Atlantic Cape’s Restaurant Gala Goes Al Fresco

Student chefs Gregory Zervas of Wildwood and Jamie Paguio of Mays Landing serve up some seafood at the gala in 2018.

The 38th annual Restaurant Gala fundraising event is receiving a fresh and COVID-friendly makeover for 2021.

Atlantic Cape Community College’s “Gala Goes al Fresco!” will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 23 outdoors at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City. Rain date is Thursday, June 24.

Attendees will sample a wide variety of signature dishes, desserts and beverages from the area’s most popular establishments, and enjoy live entertainment from the Dirty Dozen Dance Band.

General admission tickets to the event are $150 with no reserved seating. Groups of 10 can reserve a table in the general admission area for $2,000.  Sponsorship opportunities with VIP access and reserved tables in the VIP section are also available.

Since its inception, the Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala has raised more than $3.5 million for scholarships for students attending the Academy of Culinary Arts through the generous support of community partners and corporate sponsors.

Complete the Gala Goes al Fresco Interest Form to receive the digital invitation and event updates.

For more information about the gala or ways to support Atlantic Cape Community College, contact Kristin Jackson at or 609-463-3621.