Around the World’ dinner and auction set for March 31

Around the World Dinner and Auction will benefit the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism program in 13 Miami-Dade high schools.

The Around the World Dinner and Auction — Taste the Cultures of Miami is set for March 31. It will benefit the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism program in 13 Miami-Dade high schools for students interested in pursuing college and careers in the tourism industry.

Sponsored by Johnson & Wales University, the Around the World Dinner will feature gourmet cuisine from around the globe served in the themed kitchens at Johnson and Wales. Attendees will sample a collection of dishes celebrating the history and culture of Miami prepared by university chefs and apprentices.

Tickets for the Veuve Clicquot Rose Champagne Reception followed by the event are $175, while the cocktail reception, dinner and dessert tickets are $125.

Auction items will be posted for bidding online from Feb. 29-Mar. 21 at <>. Bidding will resume in a live-auction format at the event. Online bidders do not need to attend the event to win.

Auction items include a 14-person suite for a Miami Dolphins regular season home game, vacations at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino, the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, a Swim With the Dolphins experience at Miami Seaquarium and more.

The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism is a member of the National Academy Foundation, a national network of career academies to support the development of America’s youth toward personal and professional success. Locally, an industry advisory board provides career-connecting activities and guides academy programs.

Miami-Dade County academies operate under the School Choice & Parental Options office and are located at Alonso & Tracy Mourning Senior High School, American High School, Barbara Goleman Senior High School, Booker T. Washington Senior High School, Hialeah-Gardens Senior High School, Homestead Senior High School, John A. Ferguson Senior High School, Miami Beach Senior High School, Miami Norland Senior High School, Miami Northwestern Senior High School, Miami Sunset Senior High School, Miami Springs Senior High School & Robert Morgan Educational Center.

Johnson & Wales is a career university providing students the opportunity to combine traditional academics with real world experiences.

For more information, call Ann Fields at 305-995-7379 or send email to

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