The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala 2017 Raises $400K – HoustonPress
A 20th Anniversary event calls for glitter and glam. It calls free flowing libations, scrumptious cuisine and opulent surroundings. And when we look back on 2017’s Signature Chefs Gala — a culinary fundraiser for the Houston-area March of Dimes that has raised more than $8 million towards the charity’s research efforts to prevent premature births over the last 20 years — it was indeed all that and then some.
During the seated portion of the event, white-gloved servers provided synchronized service of spaghetti with shaved truffles by Danny Trace of Potente, and spiced lamb chops with kale and sweet potato gnocchi by Jackson & Co. while the speakers introduced the honorees and a live auction took place for luxury packages like a South African Safari for three, or a 16-person steak lesson and steak tasting by chef Robert del Grande of Cafe Annie.
The night ended on a sweet note with mini bundt cakes by Nothing But Bundt and coffee and doughnuts by Morningstar.
Thanks to the generous donations made that evening, the Signature Chefs Gala raised more than $400k for the March of Dimes.