Uncorked! Chair: Kit Schulman | Kit oversees the event coordination for this Circle of Wise Women event. She selected the ‘Speakeasy Theme for this 2nd Annual event. She oversees the decor and pulse of the event. Read all about Kit and her passions in her Coral Springs Lifestyle Magazine Feature.
Culinary Chair: Renee Korbel Quinn | Renee designed the Uncorked! Experience and brought together community partners to create the Signature Chefs, The Culinary Stations, Cotton Club Bakery Competition, the Craft Beer Garden, Burger Battle Alley Preview, the Clean Plate Charlie and Fan Favorite Awards for Uncorked! and the Lifestyle Hideaway VIP Lounge.
Her committee include Lisa Scott-Founds (Judges Liaison), Jackie Carlson (Judging Coordinator), John Linn (Craft Beers), Chef Erik Mathes (Specialty Stations), Lynn Peithman Stock, Robin Schachner & Chef Peter Babcock (Cotton Club Bakery Competition), Genia Duncan Ellis & Burger Beast (Burger Battle Alley) Mike Levine (Bathtub Gin Bar), Alyssa Lovitt (Uncorked! Dining Passport Program) Linda B. Schwartzman.and Virginia ‘Ginny’ Miller.
Culinary Liaison: Resident Chef Bil Mitchell, Publix Apron’s Cooking School | Chef Bil coordinates the Chefs and restaurants participating in Uncorked! and creates the layout with Renee and Elizabeth.
Cotton Club Bakery Liaison: Chef Director Jack Kane, The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale | Chef Jack coordinates the Cotton Club Bakery competition with Go Riverwalk Magazine to present five’ cheftestants’ and their Cotton Club themed desserts.
Sponsorship Chair: Diana Metcalf at Junior Achievement of South Florida | Diana oversees the sponsor and partner/ fundraising for the event. She is also responsible for the Sponsor Appreciation event with our Chair, Kit.
Diana also oversees the Hostess Committee, Chaired by Paula Valad and the Invitation Committee, Chaired by Carola Woodworth.
Communication & Media: QuinnProQuo | Renee at QPQ designed the multimedia campaign for Uncorked! which includes partnerships with Media, the JA World Uncorked! website design and maintenance, the Social Media and print campaign and post PR/press. Her committee includes Jason Leidy. Middle River Fine Arts (Photography) and Sandi Katz.
Decor & Logistics Chair: Elizabeth Morrall at Junior Achievement of South Florida | Elizabeth handles the logistics for the event that includes the interface with the event coordinator, restaurants, volunteers, signage, printing, setup and breakdown.
Honorary Chairs: Lorraine Thomas, Stacie Weisman & JoLynn Lombardi are on hand to lend advice and guidance to Kit and the team.