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