Charleston, SC, August 22nd, 2018— Award-winning executive chef Anthony DiBernardo of the award-winning Swig & Swine will lead an evening of culinary excellence at the 2018 March for Babies Signature Chefs Auction on Thursday, November 15th at the Hotel Bennett from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. This annual event pays tribute to the area’s culinary scene with an evening featuring signature dishes, a live auction with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, a super silent auction, and a special opportunity to fund the March of Dimes' mission.
Chef Anthony will be joined by a stellar lineup of chefs from Charleston’s most prominent restaurants, including Matthew Niessner of Halls Chophouse, Marc Collins of Circa 1886, Chris Ryan of Charleston Grill, Michael Perez of Cannon Green, Vinson Petrillo of Zero Restaurant + Bar, Michael Sichel of Hotel Bennett, Nick Torno of The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course, Daniel Doyle of Poogan’s Porch, John Zucker of Purlieu, Cru Café, and Cru Catering, and Jacob Huder of Macintosh. After the tasting, a live auction featuring a getaway vacation to St. James Club in Antigua and a one of a kind Downtown Charleston Staycation will round out the evening’s activities.
“I am honored to fill the role of Lead Chef for this year’s event. Whatever talent I possess is not mine, it’s merely on loan from someone much bigger than myself to be used to help others.” said March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction Lead Chef Anthony DiBernardo. “These babies deserve a fighting chance and I hope that our efforts here tonight will provide that chance.”
Anthony DiBernardo is the enthusiastic, larger-than-life Pitmaster and Owner of Swig & Swine BBQ in Charleston, Mount Pleasant and Summerville, SC. With his 25-year culinary background and deep-rooted BBQ passion, Anthony opened Swig & Swine in 2012. Swig & Swine has become a fast favorite among enthusiasts worldwide with mouthwatering meats from prime beef brisket and whole hog, to house-made sausage and ribs. Each meat is slow cooked to perfection in DiBernardo’s custom smokers that uses only wood to fuel the fire 24/7. Anthony was born and raised in Mantua, NJ. He entered the culinary world at 14 as a banquet cook, and left for the U.S. Navy at 18 where he was cook on the USS Batfish SSN681 for four years. Once his submarine landed in Charleston in 1990 he started working in the kitchen at Blossom, and later served as Executive Chef at Kiawah Island Resort, Mustard Seed, and Rita’s.
Funds raised by Signature Chefs Auction help support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start.
In the United States, one in 10 babies are born prematurely every year, including 6,429 in South Carolina. March of Dimes is committed to working together to improve the health of every mom and baby.
In addition to our Presenting Sponsor, Atlas Technologies, Inc., sponsors of note include Gold Sponsor: Children’s Cancer Cooperative, Sea Fox Boat Company, Inc., and Synovus Bank; Bronze Sponsor’s: East Cooper Hospital, Endeavor Insurance Services, MUSC Women’s Health, Lowcountry Women’s Specialist, Hall Management Group, Billy Swails State Farm, George & Maggie Bullwinkel, The Pflug Law Firm, LLC, Nexsen Pruet, George Bullwinkel Jr., BoomTown, and The Office People; Media Sponsors: iHeart Media and Charleston Living Magazine; and In-Kind Sponsors: inventivENVIRIONMENTS, Hotel Bennett, Ross Printing, Katy Roberts Media, Fat Cat Productions, Ocean Drive Party Band, and Nelson Printing.
For more information, visit signaturechefs.org/event/charleston or contact March of Dimes at (843) 934.4269.
About March of Dimes
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family. Visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org for more information. Visit shareyourstory.org for comfort and support. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
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