Atlantic Center's Chef Tom Kurtzhals prepares meals for all resident artists Monday thru Friday during the course of the residency. A continental, self service breakfast is provided each morning from 8:00 - 1:00 AM consisting of fruit, cereals, bagels, muffins and coffee/tea. A buffet style lunch is served each day from 12:30 - 1:30 PM and typically includes a vegetarian and non-vegetarian dish, a large salad and sandwich options. An evening meal is served from 6:00 - 7:00 PM and includes vegetarian and non-vegetarian main dishes, vegetables, salad and desert.
Chef Tom works to provide a variety of meals during the residency that meet the wide ranging tastes of a typical residency. Artists with specific diets and food requirements should inform ACA prior to their residency of their particular needs. All left-overs from each meal are wrapped and placed in the two refrigerators located in the kitchen designated for Associate Artist use. There are no meals provided on weekends, but the kitchen is available for cooking meals and dining. The kitchen and dining facility is accessible 24 hours a day. Resident artists may store food in the refrigerators provided and may shop for food necessary for weekend meals during the twice weekly trip that ACA provides to the local grocery, health and drug stores.
There is a loft located in the commons with lounge seating as well as two computers for email and internet access. There is also a telephone (a calling card is necessary) located in the dining hall, as well as several bikes which residents may use at their leisure.