ACCC Restaurant Gala Goes Al Fresco   

Atlantic Cape Community College's Restaurant Gala is moving outdoors this year. (Photo courtesy ACCC)

Atlantic Cape Community College’s signature fundraising event is getting a COVID-friendly makeover this year.

The 38th annual Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala is going al fresco and will be held on the outdoor grounds adjacent to the Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City on Wednesday, June 23 at 6 p.m. Rain date is Thursday, June 24.

While the venue and theme may be a little different this year, attendees can still expect to sample a wide variety of signature dishes, desserts, and drinks from the area’s most popular establishments. The Dirty Dozen Dance Band will provide live entertainment for the evening.

Atlantic Cape canceled last year’s event because of the pandemic, but the college was still able to raise $150,000 thanks to the support of the community and corporate sponsors.

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 (ACA). Proceeds from this event will continue to go towards ACA scholarships and will also benefit the college’s student emergency fund and Foundation Operations.

General admission tickets to the event cost $150 each (no assigned seating). Groups of 10 can purchase a reserved table in the general admission area for $2,000. 50/50 cash raffle tickets are also available for purchase before and during the event.

Sponsorship opportunities with VIP access and reserved tables in the VIP section are also available.

For sponsorship opportunities or to purchase individual tickets, reserved tables and raffle tickets, please visit or contact Kristin Jackson at 609-463-3621 or