Restaurant Gala Header

Annual Restaurant Gala

THANK YOU for supporting the 41st Annual Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala which raised a record-breaking $306,210! The region's premier food and beverage fundraising event was held on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, and attracted more than 840 guests. This year's Springtime in Paris themed Gala recognized Community Honoree, Travis Lunn, President & COO of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and Academy of Culinary Arts HonoreeChef Demetrios Haronis ’90, Director of Culinary Operations at Tropicana Atlantic City. Read more about the 2024 Restaurant Gala and check out photos of the event!

Since its inception in 1984, the Restaurant Gala has raised over $4.3 million for scholarships for students attending the Academy of Culinary Arts, the student emergency fund, and Foundation operations. We are grateful for every contribution that helps the ACA provide quality educational and training opportunities and ensures the success our students. If you were unable to attend this year's Restaurant Gala but would still like to donate, please click the button below.

Donate Now Web Button

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

ACA Student Group Photo

Restaurant Gala Mission

Harrah's Ballroom Photo

2024 Gala Sponsors

GrooveHeart Band

Gala Entertainment

a table full of food

Gala Participating Restaurants

table full of desserts

Gala Desserts and Beverages


Academy of Culinary Arts

For additional information about the 2024 Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala, including sponsorships, tickets, and event participation, please email Kristin Jackson or call (609) 463-3621.