Top Local Chefs Join Forces At Charleston March Of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

Lead Chef Anthony DiBernardo

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Culinary Event Supports the Fight for the Health of all Moms and Babies

WHAT: The Signature Chefs Auction pays tribute to the culinary excellence of Charleston-area chefs who will present their signature dishes during a lively reception and silent auction. The heart of the evening includes a competitive live auction where guests bid on culinary, travel, and entertainment packages. Terry Haas will serve as the evening’s Emcee and Scott Matthews is the Auctioneer.

WHY: Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the U.S. and pregnancy-related death has more than doubled over the past 25 years. On November 1st, March of Dimes released the 2018 Premature Birth Report Cards for the U.S. and each state. South Carolina received a “D” grade this year with an 11.2% rate of premature birth. Funds raised by Signature Chefs Auction help support March of Dimes as they lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies. The Ronnquist family of Charleston was touched by the mission of March of Dimes when their son Nash was born prematurely at 24 weeks and after fighting for 55 days in the NICU, passed peacefully on November 24th, 2015.

WHO: Participating chefs and restaurants include Anthony DiBernadro of Swig & Swine, 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 & Remy FunFrock 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.

Event Co-Chairs: Dr. Alison Dillon with Charleston Maternal Fetal Medicine and George Bullwinkle, III with Nexsen Pruet
Auction Chair: Reid MacEachern
Culinary Chair: Anthony DiBernardo
Logistics Chair: Claudine Ottinger

WHEN: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Time: 6:30 PM

WHERE: Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain Street Charleston, SC 29401

Local Sponsors include: 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 III, The Pflug Law Firm, Nexsen Pruet, George Bullwinkel Jr., The Office People, Charleston Maternal Fetal Medicine, Gramling Brothers Real Estate & Development, Cipolla Cox Attorneys, Integrated Genetics, Advanced Technologies International, Oliver H Mathewes: Carolina One Real Estate, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, Bill Payne of First Home Mortgage, Elliot Davis, Roper St. Francis; 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.

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 or for more information. Visit for comfort and support. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
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