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Gala Goes al Fresco!

38th Annual Restaurant Gala Goes Outdoors

THANK YOU to our generous sponsors and event attendees for making this year's event a SELL OUT! 

The annual Restaurant Gala fundraising event is receiving a fresh and COVID-friendly makeover for 2021!  We are excited for Atlantic Cape’s Gala Goes al Fresco!, taking place on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. on the outdoor grounds adjacent to the Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City (rain date: 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.

Atlantic Cape Community College and the Atlantic Cape Foundation will continue to follow all current State of NJ and CDC guidelines to maintain the safety and well-being of our event guests, staff, and volunteers.

Think summer business casual when choosing your attire for this year’s outdoor event. Sundresses, summer slacks, khakis, polo or button-down shirts are appropriate and don’t forget to choose your shoes wisely!

If you choose to park in the self-park garage, discounted parking vouchers will be available at the event check-in table. Please ask for a parking voucher at the time you check into the event.

50/50 cash raffle tickets are still available for purchase through June 23, 2021. The raffle drawing will be held virtually on Friday, June 25 at Noon. Tickets cost $100 each. Click the button below to purchase yours today!

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Now in its 38th year, the Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala has raised well over $3.5 million for scholarships for students attending the Academy of Culinary Arts (ACA) through the generous support of our community partners and corporate sponsors. Check out this video of Chef Kelly McClay, Dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts, along with ACA students, discussing the importance of the Restaurant Gala and the scholarship funding it provides to students annually.

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

For more information about the Restaurant Gala or ways to support Atlantic Cape, please contact Kristin Jackson at or (609) 463-3621.

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Dirty Dozen Dance Band

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Participating Restaurants

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