The 6th Annual JA World Uncorked benefiting Junior Achievement of South Florida
The Uncorked Experience took place on Saturday, January 23rd from 6:30 to 10:30pm at the JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College located at 1130 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066.
Celebrating its’ sixth year, JA World Uncorked featured notable chefs throughout Broward County, wine and spirits provided by Breakthru Beverage (formerly Premier Beverage Company), and craft beer selections highlighting Oakland Park’s Funky Buddha Brewery. Additionally, guests were able to enjoy a vast assortment of wines and liquors including but not limited to premium vodka, gin and rum.
Red white or blue? More like red, white or both!
Event Chair and Circle of Wise Women member, Lynne McGrath, describes the event as a “true culinary affair” with a goal to raise awareness and funds to support the mission of Junior Achievement.” Additionally, this year’s event honored past Chairs Bob & Susan Drinon, Renee Korbel Quinn and honorary Chef Chair Paula DaSilva. Here are some highlights of some of my favorite food tastings of the evening:
Gazpacho compliments of The Roasted Fig Catering & Roasted Squash Soup with from Sea Ocean Level Bar in Fort Lauderdale.
(L) Smoked Mozzerella cheese from CWS Lake Worth – sister restaurant of Stache which is located in Fort Lauderdale. (Center) Meatball from Beauty and The Feast ocean front restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. (Right) Pulled Pork Jalepeno Slider from Hard Rock Cafe located in Hollywood, Florida.
Cakepops from Sideways Confections & Chocolate Covered pretzels from Hoffmans
Founded in 2010, the Circle of Wise Women are an independent volunteer group of educational advocates who believe they can affect positive changes in students’ attitudes, performance, and their future outlook. Wise Women understand the need to transform how students view the world of work, personal finance, free enterprise and their own potential for success. The Circle of Wise Women launched their annual JA World Uncorked event in 2010, and have raised over $2,750.000.00 for the educational programs at Junior Achievement South Florida, Inc. over the last five years.
All proceeds of JA World Uncorked benefited the educational programs and Summer Camp at Junior Achievement of South Florida.
Pictured: (Left) Anika from Miles & Mimosas, (Center) Katy from Savor Tonight, (Right) Holli from The South Florida Sage
There was no shortage of delicious food samples and the alcohol was flowing! We had a blast at JA World Uncorked – a tasty event for a great cause.
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