For more information please contact (614) 392-6041.
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The Signature Chefs Auction pays tribute to the culinary excellence of local chefs and wineries as you taste a sampling of their "signature" dishes and bid on exciting packages during a live and silent auction. Live music enhances the culinary delights as you mingle with friends and colleagues and bid on fabulous, once-of-a-lifetime packages in the live and silent auction where funds raised support the March of Dimes mission: to improve the health of all babies by preventing premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality.
Your support is helping give every baby a healthy start in life. In addition, you'll taste fabulous dishes from restaurants like Copious, Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Firebird's Wood Fired Grill, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Kona Grill,The Berwick, Tucci's, Refectory and more!
Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide. Liam Dalton is one of the 14,000 babies who are born too soon each year in Ohio. Born 15 weeks early on May 15, 2014 and weighing only 13 ounces Liam spent 230 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit before going home.
Your gift could be the missing ingredient to help the March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.
Can't make the event but still want to support the mission? Donating to our mission through a Fund the Mission gift is a great way to show your support while getting recognition at the Signature Chefs Auction. Click here to make a 100% tax-deductible donation or contact Paulette Burks at (614) 392-6041.
Please contact Paulette Burks at (614) 392-6041 for all sponsorship. Please see 2017 Sponsorship Packet here.
Marlon Gammon, a Columbus native has had the great honor of working for many Columbus flagship dining establishments. Marlon has spent his time in hospitality with multiple Cameron Mitchell restaurants as well as the infamous Lindey’s American Bistro.
Currently Marlon is a Managing Partner at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill. "The journey towards Operational Excellence has led me here where we take pride in everything we do." Firebirds is located at Polaris Towne Center. It is an American Restaurant and Steakhouse serving authentic wood-fired steaks, seafood, specialty cocktails and select wines. Firebirds offer top notch service and upscale dining at a modest price.
Marlon and his family reside in New Albany. When he is not spending time with them he enjoys having the opportunity on a daily basis to change people's lives and motivate those around him to be better. Marlon would like to take a moment and thank The March of Dimes and the 24th Annual Signature Chef's Committee for allowing him the distinguished honor to be this year's Restaurant Chair where we partner with the Community and many great businesses in Central Ohio to give every baby a fighting chance through our efforts of Advocacy, Research, Education and Support.
Signature Chefs events feature local culinary talent who create a selection of fine cuisine for an exclusive audience. Our chefs are artists, innovators and philanthropists, and we look forward to sharing their talents at the event.
How we help
The March of Dimes works to end premature birth and other problems that threaten our babies.
We help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. If something goes wrong, we offer
information and comfort to families.
We research the reasons why babies are born too soon or very sick and work on preventions. More