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Signature Chefs Gala, Houston

DATE: Wednesday, November 2, 2016  |  Time: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: The Revention Music Center
ADDRESS: 520 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002

 For more information contact William Tayar (713)-964-5415


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Gala Chairs:
Valerie & Tracy Dieterich
Jaci & Jim Smith
Community Honorees:
Jana & Scotty Arnoldy
Medical Honoree: 
Houston Perinatal Associates

Corporate Honoree: 
Woman’s Hospital of Texas

Culinary Honoree:
Danny Trace

Join us for Houston's oldest and largest chefs event featuring enticing samples from 25 of our city's culinary masters, wines, craft beers, and spirits for the most refined palates, dazzling entertainment, and a tantalizing live auction. Don't miss the Platinum experience at the $50,000, $25,000, and $15,000 levels, as the Culinary Honoree prepares a multi-course dinner just for you and your guests.  Enjoy dessert while you bid one of our unique packages and raise your paddle and give generously to save babies.

Click HERE for some photos from our Signature Chefs Kickoff event. 


1 in 8 babies in Houston are born prematurely each year. Prematurity is one of the most significant health threats to moms and babies today. It is the leading cause of death among newborns and the leading cause of lasting childhood disabilities. The March of Dimes is committed to finding the cause and prevention of preterm birth, and with your 100% tax deductible Fund the Mission gift you can help fund the research, education, and support to give every baby a fighting chance.


Through partnerships with companies, organizations and individuals, the March of Dimes is able to create unique moments for your clients, vendors and leadership teams. They participate in an exclusive dining event while supporting a critical cause. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels for our Signature Chefs events, providing you with brand recognition, civic engagement and an exclusive client entertainment opportunity within the event. We look forward to working with you to discuss your partnership with the March of Dimes. Please contact our team William Tayar.


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.

Culinary Honoree
Chef Danny Trace


Chef Alberto Gutierrez


Chef Rafael Morales

Grace’s on Kirby

Chef Adison Lee

KUU Restaurant

Chef Elouise
Adams Jones

Ouisie’s Table

Chef Bobby Matos

State of Grace

Chef Ryan Hildebrand

Triniti Restaurant

Chef John Sheely

Mockingbird Bistro

Chef Arnaldo Richards


Chef Hassan Obaye

La Table 

Chef Paul Friedman

Peli Peli

Chef Ronnie Killen

Killen’s Steakhouse

Chef Ashley Leonard

Red Dessert Dive

Chef Mark Holley


Chef Stefon Rishel


Chef William Wright

Arthur Ave. Italian American

Chef Maurizio Ferrarese


Chef Eric Aldis

Corner Table


Our event features an exclusive selection of auction packages for your bidding pleasure. These packages provide you with a chance to purchase trips, dining experiences and once-in-a-lifetime moments to share with friends, family, clients and employees. 

Lucky 777s

You will hit the jackpot with this package of sin city and sinful culinary creations. First, indulge in ultimate luxury high above the Las Vegas Strip at the ARIA Resort & Casino.  Spend two nights in the 5 Diamond Award-winning crown jewel of CityCenter with acclaimed chefs, exhilarating nightlife and a luxurious spa and salon.
Then share as much—or as little—of what happened in Vegas with your friends when you come back home. Executive Chef Eric Aldis, labeled Houston’s busiest chef with a slew of successful restaurants under his direction and a reality TV show in the works, will prepare a 7-course dinner for 10, complete with passed hors d'oeuvres and wine pairings, in your home.
Experience includes:

* Two night stay at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

*Seven course dinner for 10 in your home prepared by Executive Chef Eric Aldis  

Date to be mutually agreed upon by donors and high bidder; blackout dates apply; expires November 30, 2017.
Generously donated by MyLawCLE and Corner Table.

Dine Your Own Adventure

Restaurateur Charles Clark is widely admired for his international culinary experience, impressive knowledge, colossal energy, appearance on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” and head-spinning list of accolades.
For one evening, you will get to build your own culinary adventure alongside Chef Charles Clark. Ten guests will experience a custom dining experience at ANY three of his incredible restaurants.
Begin your culinary journey at SaltAir Seafood Kitchen for drinks and hors d’oeuvres, hop on over to Ibiza Food and Wine Bar for dinner prepared by Chef Clark, then whisk away to Brasserie 19 for a night cap and dessert.  Or mix it up with cocktails and small plates at Ibiza, dinner at Brassiere 19, then sweets & drinks at SaltAir. The arrangement of the evening is up to you—it’s YOUR dining adventure!
Experience includes:

Progressive dinner for 10 at three of Chef Charles Clark’s restaurants, arranged by purchaser (includes SaltAir Seafood Kitchen, Punk’s Simple Southern Food, Ibiza Food & Wine Bar, Brasserie 19, and Coppa Osteria)  

Date to be mutually agreed upon by donors and high bidder; expires November 30, 2017
Generously donated by Clark Cooper Concepts.

Skiing with an Olympian

You and a guest will join Erik Schlopy, a three-time Olympian (1994, 2002, 2006), seven-time National Champion, and U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame member, for a day of world-class skiing at Deer Valley. You will travel First Class on United Airlines with ground transfers provided in a private luxury Peak Transportation SUV to and from the Salt Lake City Airport. While in Deer Valley, luxury accommodations will be provided at the gorgeous ski in/ski out Hotel Montage Deer Valley. This “once in a lifetime” package also includes a $500 Deer Valley gift certificate (to be used towards your daily lift passes, dining at one of Deer Valley Resort’s five restaurants, or other merchandise) and dinner for two at Prime Steakhouse & Piano Bar on Main Street.
Experience includes: 

*Day of skiing with Olympian Erik Schlopy

*2 First Class tickets on United Airlines

*Ground Transportation by Peak Transportation SUV

*Two nights at Hotel Montage Deer Valley

*$500 Deer Valley gift certificate

*Dinner for Two at Prime Steakhouse & Piano Bar
Date to be mutually agreed upon by donors and high bidder; blackout dates apply; expires November 30, 2017
Generously donated by Hotel Montage Deer Valley, Erik Schlopy, Prime Steakhouse & Piano Bar, Sea to Ski Properties, United Airlines, and Peak Transportation, Inc. 

What Happens in Napa, Stays in Napa

Escape to California's scenic Napa Valley in luxury and style for a four day/three night adventure for 10.  Relax in a five bedroom suite, 5,400 sq. ft., 3-story home nestled among some of St. Helena’s most elegant wineries.
This gorgeous estate features spacious lawns, a large swimming pool, an outdoor Jacuzzi, a bocce court and incredible decks for entertaining. Enjoy a private tasting at O'Brien Estate followed by dinner for 10 of steak and seafood in their backyard.  After dinner, take a lantern-light tour of the vineyards. This package also includes a tasting for 10 at two exclusive wineries, Revana Family Winery and Carte Blanche.
Experience includes:

*3 night stay for 10 at private estate in Napa Valley

*Private tasting and dinner for 10 at O’Brien Estate 

*Tasting for 10 at Revana Family Winery and Carte Blanche.  

Not transferable; consecutive stay only; expires November 30, 2017; travel must be booked within 90 days of checkout; blackout dates apply; subject to availability
Generously donated by Katy Haute, Vignoble LLC, Revana Family Vineyard, O’Brien Estate Winery, and Carte Blanche.

Jet Set to The Big Easy

You are in for the night of your life with Valerie and Tracy Dieterich in The Big Easy! Three couples will join the Dieterichs and a special guest on Friday, November 18, 2016 for an evening to remember.
Your evening begins as you drive right up to the beautiful Lear 45 at Hobby airport that is yours for the evening. Sip some Cristal champagne on your quick one-hour flight into New Orleans.
Once you land in the Big Easy, the nine of you will experience the soul of the city with extravagant cuisine, unbelievable jazz, and the finest wines, including a French Lafite Rothschild as you celebrate an amazing night together.  

Experience includes:

Private jet transportation to New Orleans  

Only available November 18, 2016, leave at 5:30 p.m., return between 12:00 and 1:00 a.m.
Generously donated by Valerie & Tracy Dieterich.

Vacation Like a VIP

With your personal vacation ambassador from Exclusive Resorts, you will choose the vacation of your dreams from 17 prime locations, including Los Cabos, Mexico, Telluride, Colorado, and Kapalua Bay, Maui, Hawaii.
Your party of 10 will live in the lap of luxury for 4 nights, 5 days in an Exclusive Resorts private residence with up to 5 bedrooms, private pools, chef-ready kitchens, and media viewing rooms.
You won’t lift a finger on this vacation-of-a-lifetime as the destination staff will have your pantry fully stocked with a private chef on-hand! 

When you return to Houston, indulge in a culinary experience prepared specially by Executive Chef James Cole. Hosted in your home, Del Frisco’s will cater an evening of food and wine for you and eleven guests, wine expertly paired and served by a sommelier will enhance the evening and make it a night to remember.
Experience includes:

*Accommodations for 10 for 4 nights at one of 17 Exclusive Resorts properties

*Culinary experience for 12 in your home prepared by Executive Chef James Cole  

Not transferable; consecutive stay only; expires November 30, 2017; travel must be booked within 90 days of checkout; blackout dates apply; subject to availability
Generously donated by Rachel & Tom Regan, Exclusive Resorts, LLC., and Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House.

Castaway with Chef Danny Trace

Born and raised in Cajun country, Culinary Honoree Danny Trace of Brennan’s loves the thrill of turning the daily catch into a fresh, savory meal.

Experience his passion as he hosts you and your friends for a one-of-a-kind deep sea fishing expedition. Chef Trace will then bring your catch from sea to table as he expertly prepares a dinner for ten in your home with the fish you caught on your adventure.

Experience an unforgettable evening with the culinary talent Brennan’s matriarch Ella Brennan-Martin says “has magic in his hands”.

For a worry-free evening, GTX Event Productions will provide linens and flowers to compliment your feast with a musical trio provided by Socialite Music to set the mood.
Experience includes:

*Deep sea fishing excursion provided by Brennan’s

*Dinner for 10 prepared by Chef Danny Trace in your home

*Linens, flowers and a musical trio for entertainment  

Date to be mutually agreed upon by donors and high bidder; expires November 30, 2017
Generously donated by Chef Danny Trace, Brennan’s, Socialite Music, and GTX Event Productions.