The Official Uncorked! IV Experience Video…

Leadership TeamOur partner Media Labs | Power Images interviewed our amazing culinary partners and guests at our January 25th event. Click HERE>>  Special Thank you to our Culinary Leadership Team:

  • Chef Director John “Jack” Kane, Culinary Chair & Dessert Competition Liaison
  • Renée Korbel Quinn, Strategic Planning & Communication, & Culinary Co-Chair
  • Resident Chef Wes Bonner – Chef Liaison
    Executive Chef Asher Roebuck  – Chef Liaison
  • Executive Chef Paula DaSilva  – Chef Liaison
  • Executive Chef Marc Gruverman – VIP Host
  • Sef Gonzalez aka Burger Beast – Comfort Food Alley Host
  • Chad Thilborger – Dessert Bash Host


Culinary Partners creating the Uncorked! Experience

  • 3030 Ocean, Chef Liaison Paula DaSilva
  • A Whole Heap of Goodness’ Chad Thilborger with Williams-Sonoma
  • America’s Backyard, Chef Shashank Agtey
  • Brio Tuscan Grille, Barry Abes
  • Bash American Bistro, Chef Shannon Wieberg
  • Brown Distributing Specialty Beer Division
  • Chef’s Palette  at The Culinary School at the Art Institute of FTL
  • Cold Stone Creamery Factory featuring the Cold Stone Uncorked! Creation and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
  • Exquisite Catering by Robert Continue reading

Gourmet Comfort Food Alley & Dessert Bash

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Designing their own route, guests will ramble through areas including the Gourmet Comfort Food Alley, hosted by Burger Beast, a luscious Dessert Bash hosted by Chad Thilborger, and a dance floor where they’ll work off calories to the decade spanning sounds of The Edge band.

“Being part of JA World Uncorked! since its inception has been terrific,” said Gary Correll, director of merchandising with Publix, one of the event’s key sponsors. “It’s an ideal way to share our culinary team’s talents in a top-quality that supports Junior Achievement’s crucial role.” Continue reading

Gourmet Comfort Food Alley Feature: BRIO Tuscan Grille

Returning for their third year, BRIO Tuscan Grille represents a taste of Italy right here in South Florida! GM Barry Abes and his culinary team will be serving up bites of Pepper Shrimp and Pasta Brio – Rigatoni, grilled chicken, seared mushrooms and roasted red pepper sauce.

BRIO invites you to gather with friends, family and co-workers to experience the flavors of Tuscany without leaving the country. Bringing the pleasures of the Tuscan country villa to the American city, our chef-inspired Tuscan recipes are sure to tempt your palate.

Brio2014-2At BRIO they believe that “to eat well is to live well.” Buon Appetito! 

BRIO THE VILLAGE AT GULFSTREAM PARK 600 Silks Run, Suite 1205 Hallandale Beach

THE SHOPS AT PEMBROKE GARDENS 14576 SW 5th Street | Pembroke Pines

BRIO THE SHOPS AT BOCA CENTER 5050 Town Center Cir #239 Boca Raton 27

Shake Shack joins Gourmet Comfort Food Alley

ShakeShack_burgerBurger Beast and Burger Belle are excited to announce that Shake Shack is joining Gourmet Comfort Food Alley at JA World Uncorked on Saturday, January 25, 2014.The Boca Raton Shake Shack team will be taking over our own Huizenga Catering Kitchen inside JA World to create a comfort food pairing that will delight! They are known for their all-natural burgers, flat-top dogs, frozen custard, beer, wine and more. Follow for all the scoop!

Shake Shack is committed to extending hospitality beyond the four walls of their Shack and into the Boca Raton and South Florida community. Located on Glades Road directly across from Florida Atlantic University, this is a true “roadside” Shack with an expansive outdoor patio for alfresco dining. Continue reading

Signature StationHugh’s Culinary returns!

Hugh's CulinaryHugh MCCauley and his team return to provide a unique culinary experience. Hugh’s Catering and Gourmet to Go are South Florida Catering Services to Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Weston, Boca Raton and Palm Beach.

With over 24 years experience, Hugh’s Catering is capable of producing any type of event from intimate dinner parties to large spectator sporting events. Call them for a fun filled and memorable occasion.

4351 NE 12 Terrace | Oakland Park, FL 33334 | 954-563-4844

Pincho Factory joins Gourmet Comfort Food Alley

PinchoWhen Burger Beast recommends anything comfort food, we listen! We are excited to announce the addition of the Pincho Factory to JA World Uncorked!

A pincho is a small snack typically eaten in bars, traditional in northern Spain and especially popular in the Basque country and Navarre. They are related to tapas, the main difference being that pinchos are usually ‘spiked’ with a skewer or toothpick, often to a piece of bread.

PinchoBurgerWe like their philosophy and are proud to introduce our guests to their style of food: We believe the people deserve better. 100% better. We believe the people deserve 100% fresh ground beef, not frozen patties. We believe burgers should be hot n’ juicy, cooked hot-off-the-grill, not zapped in a microwave. We believe a hot dog should be made with 100% kosher beef. We believe in our gorgeous steak—marinated 24 hours before it is served to you. We believe…in freshness and quality. Because a late-night meal should come with a nice, cold craft soda made with natural sugars not horrible stomach cramps. We are also pretty sure that lettuce doesn’t grow in shreds, that food somehow tastes better on a pincho (skewer), and that healthy doesn’t have to be bland. – Pincho Factory.

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Welcome New Culinary Partner Marando Farms

Marando Farms: Where the Environment, Our Community and Our Children Matter

marando logoChelsea & Fred opened Marando Farms with a dream to do what they love and to become a staple of the Fort Lauderdale community. When you buy food locally you reduce energy consumption. Local food doesn’t have to travel far! Not only do they help reduce pollutants, but you get a higher quality of food! Marando Farms is dedicated to saving Florida’s farms and ranch land, promoting healthy farming practices and supporting local farmers.They are dedicated to saving Florida’s farms and ranch land, promoting healthy farming practices and supporting farms and farmers. As the vital link among farmers, conservationists and policy-makers, they’re focused on ensuring the availability of fresh food, a healthy environment and strong local economies across the state. They join Uncorked’s Farm to Fork demonstration. Continue reading