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Signature Chefs Auction, Long Island

DATE: Monday, October 28, 2019  |  Time: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: The Mansion at Oyster Bay
ADDRESS: 1 S Woods Rd, Woodbury, NY 11797

For additonal information please contact Victoria Cella at (516) 628-6269


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Thanks to the leadership of our volunteer chairs and committee members, we are honored to present this Signature Chefs event. After months of hard work, these volunteers have taken the event to new heights. The March of Dimes and the families we support are grateful for the generosity and effort of the team that made this evening possible.

Thank you to our Planning Committee:

Brandon Raymar - Team Sami Brooke

Logistics Chair:

Chef Paula Gottlieb Herman, Cooking With Stars

Culinary Chair
Chris LaVecchia - Private Chef

Auction Chair
Maria White-Reeps - Intracoastal Abstract Co., Inc.

Julia Abreu  - Hospitality Marketing Consultant
Priya Dasani - National Grid
Frank Freda - Cushman & Wakefield
Michele Himberger - People's United Bank
Peter Kaplan - PwC
Christopher Mayo - Webster Bank
Brian Scheidel - TD Bank
Megan Smith - Schneps Media
Stephen M. Soviero - StructureTone
Prafulba Vaghela - Young Adults Community Services


Join us for our annual gathering of the area’s finest culinary talent in support of the March of Dimes. Upon arrival, you will enjoy the chance to sample our chefs’ creations for a 90 minute tasting experience before taking your seat for the Live Auction and Fund the Mission. Enjoy dessert while you bid on our unique packages, raising your paddle and giving generously to help babies.


Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million will die before their first birthday. Your gift helps the March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. Click here to donate


Become a sponsor and join some of Long Island's outstanding business professionals in support of the March of Dimes. For more information  please contact Victoria Cella  at (516) 628-6269

For Sponsorship Opportunities click here.


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.
Long Island Participating Restaurants and Chefs
388 Restaurant
All American Wontons
All Star Specialties
Beginnings Bar and Restaurant
Butera's Restaurant - Woodbury
Cardinali Bakery & Pastry Shop at Carle Place
Chocolate Works - Walt Whitman
City Cellar
Dolce & Gelato
Dortoni Bakery
Flour Shoppe Café
Francesco's Bakery
Jericho Cider Mill
Margarita's Cafe
Mirabelle Restaurant at the Three Village Inn
The Mansion at Oyster Bay
Piccola Bussola
P.F. Chang's - Walt Whitman Shops
Panera Bread
Pies- on Wheels
Private Chef Chris LaVecchia
Ra-Cha Thai Cuisine
Sabor de Arte by Private Chef Matthew Alexander
Sangria 71
Seasons 52 Restaurant
Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas Garden City
Sweet Karma Desserts
Tesoro Ristorante
The Cuban
The View Grill of Glen Cove
Twizzles Tasty Treats

Craft Brewers
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Six Harbors Brewing Company

Wine and Spirits  
1911 Established Hard Cider
Alacran Tequlia
Blu Prosecco D.O.C.
Crook & Marker
Grandma's Sangria
Hendrick's Gin
Lieb Cellars
Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch
The Murph's Famous Bloody Mary Mix
Nuvo L'Esprit de Paris Sparkling Liqueur
Root Out Root Beer Flavored Whisky
Sagamore Rye Whiskey
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Total Wine & More



After a successful 11-year career in the Big Leagues, Jim Leyritz has channeled his passion and commitment for helping others into raising money and awareness for numerous charitable organizations. With a deep-rooted connection to New York, Jim is involved in myriad of causes and particularly enjoys working with charities dedicated to helping children and at-risk youth.
Throughout his career with the New York Yankees (1990-1996, 1999-2000), Jim has been credited for significantly changing the momentum of several series’ by hitting numerous clutch post-season home runs. Nicknamed "The King”, Leyritz is perhaps best known for his three-run homer off of Mark Wohlers in the 8th inning of Game 4 in the 1996 World Series against the Atlanta Braves. In addition to his Yankee days, Jim also played an integral role for the 1998 San Diego Padres, leading them to the World Series by hitting 4 clutch homeruns and driving in 10RBIS as the Padres went on to play the Yankees in the 1998 World Series. Throughout his 11-year MLB career, Jim also played on the following teams: Anaheim Angels (1997), Texas Rangers (1997), Boston Red Sox (1998), San Diego Padres (1998-1999) and Los Angeles Dodgers (2000).