Sept. 20, 2013 staff – The March of Dimes Broward Division’s Signature Chefs Auction was held this past Wednesday, at the Hilton fort Lauderdale Marina, and as always was a fun and upbeat gourmet extravaganza that pays tribute to culinary excellence. Guests sampled scrumptious fare from 20 handpicked Signature Chefs from Greater Fort Lauderdale’s finest restaurants who prepared samples of their signature dishes and showcased the latest food trends. Attendees enjoyed live music and opportunities to bid on unique silent and live auction items all to benefit stronger, healthier babies.
Each chef prepared tasty samples, showcasing their epicurean talents and the latest food trends.
This year’s participants are chef co-chairs: Executive Chef Marc Gruverman and Candi Evett, both of The Capital Grille. They will be joined by: Chef Jason Smith, Steak 954; Chef Malka Espinel and Bernardo Espinel, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Cafe Palette; Chef Bryce Statham, Blue Moon Fish Company; Chef Oliver Saucy, Café Maxx; Chef Angelo Massanova, Casa D’ Angelo; Chef Toby Joseph, Wild Sea at Riverside Hotel; Chef Chris Miracolo, S3 Restaurant; Chef Chris Nealon, Aruba Beach Café; Chef Johnny Vinczencz, Johnny V’s; Chef Adam Feidelman, Café Memorial; Chef Ralph Pagano, SOLE Restaurant; Chef Nuno Gruillon, Iron Side Café; Chef Wes Bonner, Publix Apron’s Cooking Schools; and Susie Stallings, Susie’s Scrumptious Sweets.
Major sponsors were The Salah Foundation, Bank United, FedEx, OK Generators, Gables Engineering, Florida Power & Light Co., Sunshine State Health Plan, Memorial Healthcare Systems, Q Capital Strategies, Sabal Insurance Group and The Wasie Foundation.
Proceeds will support programs and research to help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies and prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.