(Don’t) put a cork in it! JA of South Florida host food and wine event

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Ju­nior Achieve­ment (JA) of South Florida will host the third an­nual “JAWorld Un­corked! pre­sented by South­ernWine& Spir­its of Florida” on Jan. 19 at JAWorld Huizenga Cen­ter at Broward Col­lege, lo­cated in Co­conut Creek.

From6:30 to10:30 p.m. guests will be able to ex­pe­ri­ence some of South Florida’s best bites and drinks at their own pace, in­clud­ing the op­por­tu­ni­ties to:

Sip and sa­vor world-class wines and spir­its from South­ern Wine& Spir­its of Florida and craft beers fromBrown Dis­tribut­ing Spe­cialty Beers and Tap 42’sVIP Beer Garden

Sam­ple culi­nary creations from South Florida’s sig­na­ture chefs, restau­rants, cater­ers and spe­cialty shops

In­dulge in a “Dessert Bash” fea­tur­ing choco­lates, ice creams, cake pops, pop­corn, par­faits and cup­cakes

Min­gle in theVIP sec­tion lounge hosted by JM Lexus

Bid on auc­tion pack­ages and/or POP! A Bal­loon for a $50 Hard Rock Café gift card

Make mem­o­ries in Green­spoon Marder’s photo booth

Dance to the sounds of the EDGE Band

In­di­vid­ual tick­ets to the 21 and older event are $150 with com­pli­men­tary valet park­ing. Pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit the ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams at Ju­nior Achieve­ment of South Florida. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.ja­worl­dun­corked.com.

Culi­nary chair is Alyssa Lovitt. Some par­tic­i­pat­ing part­ners in­clude: Chef Li­ai­son Wes Bon­ner, Publix Apron’s Cook­ing School; Chef Li­ai­son Asher Roe­buck, Tim­pano Ital­ian Chop­house; Chef Di­rec­tor John “Jack” Kane and stu­dents, In­ter­na­tional Culi­nary School at the Art In­sti­tute; Ala Carte Ca­ter­ing; Chef Ryan Fletcher, Brio Tus­can Grille; Chef Car­losVelez, Hard Rock Café Hol­ly­wood; Chef Hugh McCauley, Hugh’s Culi­nary; and Chef Marci Boland, L’Her­mitageVIP Ca­ter­ing.

The “Dessert Bash” features: Brook­lyn Ital­ian Ice Co.; Cake Delir­ium; Cold Stone Cream­ery; Rocky Moun­tain Choco­late Fac­tory; King’s Cup Cof­fee; Las Olas Kil­win’s; and Susie’s Scrump­tious Sweets.

Sig­na­ture spon­sors in­clude: Opus One; South­ernWine& Spir­its of Florida; Lor­raine Thomas; Diáne John­son& The A.D. John­son Foun­da­tion; Publix Apron’s Cook­ing School; JM Lexus; Tim­pano Ital­ian Chop­house; Com­cast; BB&T; Brown Dis­tribut­ing Spe­cialty Di­vi­sion; Eye on South Florida; Quin­nProQuo; Red­Cap; and River­walk Fort Laud­erdale.

JA is a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides a se­ries of busi­ness, eco­nomic and life-skill pro­grams to en­hance the ed­u­ca­tion of young peo­ple. JA of South Florida was founded in 1959 by the Fort Laud­erdale Ro­tary Club and served 373 high school stu­dents dur­ing its first year. Pro­grams now span grades K-12, with age-ap­pro­pri­ate cur­ric­ula de­signed to teach ele­men­tary stu­dents about their roles as in­di­vid­u­als, work­ers and con­sumers, and to pre­pare mid­dle grade and high school stu­dents for eco­nomic and work­force is­sues they will face.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.ja­south­florida.org.

Ruth Spiegel, left, Chef Jack Kane, Chef Asher Roe­buck and Lor­raine Thomas;

Chef Richard Wil­son, left, Brenda Franco and Ginny Miller

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