Foundation Programs

AC Concierge Association/CRDA Foundation Hospitality Scholarship.
The Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association (GACCA) and the Casino Reinvestment Development  Authority Foundation (CRDA Foundation) have created a partnership to create scholarships for education in the hospitality industry and promote the value of that education. The scholarships will initially be available to students from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Atlantic Cape Community College, with additional colleges to be included in future years.

Annual Atlantic City Host Awards
The annual Atlantic City Host Awards recognizes front line and back-of-house restaurant, hotel, transportation and casino employees throughout the area for exemplary service and outstanding hospitality. The 2017 Host Awards dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, May, 8th.

Pre Chef Grand Prix
The Pre Chef Grand Prix Challenge is a partnership between the CRDA’s Atlantic City Restaurant Week and Atlantic Cape Community College’s Academy of Culinary Arts.   The challenge faces various teams of culinary students in a head-to-head competition to create a three-course menu (appetizer, entree and dessert) to meet the price point of Atlantic City Restaurant Week’s dinner cost of $35.17 per person. Each winning team member receives a $1,000.00 scholarship and one course of the wining menu to highlighted at the Atlantic City Restaurant Week Kick-off event.