Virtual Around the World

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Virtual Around the World

June 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

Hosted by Van Andel Institute’s JBoard Advisory Council, Around the World will bring together friends old and new virtually to enjoy fantastic charcuterie pairings with wines from around the world, all in support of Van Andel Institute for Education.

This year’s entirely virtual event will include everything you’ll need to host a small gathering for guests in your home. VAI’s in-house chef will walk virtual guests through the process of building an exquisite, globally influenced charcuterie board, perfect for summer gatherings. World-class entertainment will be provided by AB.

All proceeds benefit Van Andel Institute for Education’s K–12 education programs.

Guests must register by May 24 at 5 p.m. to receive the at-home food and beverage package.

Due to the nature of the food and beverage packages and liquor license laws, individual tickets will not be sold for this event.

Registration Sponsorship Wine List

Evening Agenda


6-6:30 p.m. – Music from DJ AB

6:30 p.m. – Welcome & introduction of all speakers by JBoard Co-Chairs, Chad Bassett and Rachel Mraz

  • Bubbles tasting segment, Hans Heikkinen, First Level Sommelier
  • Build your charcuterie board, Beau Burnett, Van Andel Institute executive chef
  • White tasting segment, Hans Heikkinen
  • Remarks and introduction of Van Andel Institute for Education, Terra Tarango, Chief Education Officer
  • Skittles investigation – hands on experiment
  • How to read a wine label, Hans Heikkinen
  • Red tasting segment, Hans Heikkinen

7:25 p.m. – Closing remarks by JBoard Co-Chairs, Chad Bassett and Rachel Mraz

7:30 p.m. – Music from DJ AB

8 p.m. – Event Ends

Contact Sarah Rollman at 616.234.5712 or via email for more information.

Title Sponsor

Food & Wine Sponsor

Champagne Sponsors

Chardonnay Sponsors

Pinot Noir Sponsors


June 4, 2021
6:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT
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MI United States