The “Fork and Cork Affair” that benefits the Junior Achievement of South Florida welcomed hundreds of guests to the event that allowed them to swirl, sip, savor, indulge, mix, mingle, and dance the night away at the JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College North all in support of education. The 5th Annual JA World Uncorked event presented by Premiere Beverage and hosted by chairs Bob & Susan Drinon, and Renée Korbel Quinn with Junior Achievement’s Circle of Wise Women took place on January 24, 2015 and transformed the 60,000-square-foot JA World Huizenga Center into an amazing culinary experience. Attendees enjoyed station after station of fine wines, spirits, and uniquely delicious crafted beers, gourmet foods and desserts, all by local renowned brands and chefs from all over the country and South Florida.
JA World Uncorked V was an irresistible experience that we were honored to be a part of for an amazing cause. Since 2010, proceeds from the event, to include many other Wise Circle of Women endeavors, have raised well-over $2 million dollars to support Junior Achievement’s financial education programs for every 5th and 8th grader within the Broward County public schools system and many private schools. This year the event netted the most proceeds and surpassed the donation goal of $120,000! The Wise Circle of Women also continues on with its dedicated mission of helping young adults from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale culinary school reach their career goals while envisioning their dream by setting them up to work directly with some of the industries professionals.
We tip our hats to Wes Bonner from the Publix Aprons Cooking School and Catering, and The Capital Grille’s Marc Gruverman who lead this remarkable culinary escapade. All night, guests were entertained by Stache 1920’s Drinking Den‘s songstress Chloe Dolandis and DJ Haviken Hayes. Guests also savored delicious drinks and cocktails from the SunTrust Bank Premier Cocktail Bar and Korbel’s Champagne Bar. Oakland Park’s one and only Funky Buddha Brewery even served up their mouth-watering seasonal Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, and their year-round Floridian and Hop Gun brews.
JA World Uncorked is culinary heaven! We are already looking forward to next year’s event and will continue to join The Wise Circle of Women and other supporters on this amazing journey of support for our young adults and children’s future.
If you missed this year’s event, click here for photos.