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Gala Goes al Fresco!

38th Annual Restaurant Gala Goes Outdoors

The annual Restaurant Gala fundraising event is receiving a fresh and COVID-friendly makeover for 2021!  Please join us this summer 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.

General admission tickets to the event cost $150 each (no assigned seating).  Groups of ten can purchase a reserved table in the general admission area for $2,000.  Sponsorship opportunities with VIP access and reserved tables in the VIP section are also available.  And don't forget about our 50/50 cash raffle!

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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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Desserts and Beverages

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