More than 25 top local chefs join forces for healthier babies
One of the area’s most popular charity food events, the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction will return for its 21st year on Tuesday, November 14. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. Hotel
Prominent area chefs will prepare their signature dishes created exclusively for the evening paired with fine wines and creative cocktails. Honorary Chef Chair Amy Brandwein of Centrolina will be joined by a stellar lineup of more than 25 chefs from some of the area’s most prominent restaurants. This year’s featured chefs include Chef Michael Friedman of The Red Hen and All Purpose, Chef Matteo Venini of Lupo Verde, Chef John Melfi of The Oval Room, Chef Hamilton Johnson of Honeysuckle, Chef Matt Adler of Schlow Restaurant Group, Chef Jay Caputo of The Riggsby, and Chef Tim Ma of Kyirisan. For the full list of participating chefs, visit www.signaturechefs.org/washingtondcchefs.
Following the tasting, there will be a spirited live auction featuring once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and our very special Fund the Mission.
“The Signature Chefs Auction is a unique opportunity to experience the diverse culinary talent in D.C. while celebrating and supporting a great cause,” said Amy Brandwein, Honorary Chef Chair. “I am honored to join this exceptional group of chefs in support of the March of Dimes mission to help give every baby a fighting chance.”
Funds raised by Signature Chefs Auction help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, newborn intensive care unit (NICU) family support programs and advocacy efforts for moms and babies.
Today, one in 10 babies in the United States is born premature. The March of Dimes is committed to funding research to find the answers to problems that continue to threaten the lives and the health of babies.
Sponsors of note include United Healthcare, Fairfax Neonatal Associates, Venable, Infinitive, The Meltzer Group, Aetna, Innovation Health, Lockton, M&T Bank, Keller Benefit Services, Children’s National, Carefirst, Cigna, and One Digital.
Tables of 10 for the event are $5000, and individual tickets for the event are $250 per person. For more information, visit signaturechefs.org/washingtondcchefs or contact the March of Dimes office at (571) 257-2302.