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Signature Chefs Auction, Berks

DATE: Monday, November 13, 2017  |  Time: 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Crowne Plaza Reading
ADDRESS: 1741 Paper Mill Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610

For additional information please contact Kerri DiDario at or 610-814-7004


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Join us at Crowne Plaza Reading for the 3rd Annual gathering of the area’s finest culinary talent in support of the March of Dimes. From your arrival at the event you will enjoy the chance to taste from the chef’s creations for a 90-minute tasting experience before taking your seats for the Live Auction and Fund the Mission. Bid on one of our unique packages and raise your paddle and give generously to save babies.

Evening’s Schedule:  
5:30 p.m. Tasting Reception, Silent Auction
p.m. Program & Live Auction Commence
p.m. Chef Recognition
p.m. Conclusion


Berks County Ambassador Family – The Johnson’s Story
We were thrilled to find out that we were expecting twins in the fall of 2015. While our pregnancy was considered to be high risk, we weren’t anticipating any unexpected complications. However, at 24 weeks, Salina went into premature labor.
On May 8, 2016 and 16 weeks too soon, our babies were born. Ava at just 1 lb. 6 oz. and Antonio at 1 lb., 7oz. They were immediately whisked away to the NICU. When we finally got to see our babies in the NICU, we were overwhelmed by the constant beeping of the monitors, the multiple respirators and ventilators, IV sticks, medications, and feeding tubes.
After 8 days, we were finally able to hold Ava and we continued to look after her brother, Antonio, through an incubator as he developed a staph infection and needed special care. At 18 days old, Antonio lost his fight and we lost our son and brother.
Each day we grow stronger, and our struggles made every milestone, giggle, smile, and tear worth it. Ava is now 15 months old, and a very happy and healthy toddler. Throughout all of the ups and downs of this journey, we have learned so much. We’re proud to be representing the March of Dimes and sharing our story, for the funds that they are raising is supporting so many kinds of research that could benefit families like ours- healthy pregnancies for mothers, and full term deliveries.
Proceeds raised at the event help fund their mission: to give all babies a healthy start to life. We would love to have you contribute towards this goal with your 100% tax deductible gift. Alongside our family, we want to make a difference to others – no parent should have to watch their children go through what Ava and Antonio have experienced. We appreciate your consideration of this important cause that is now so near and dear to our hearts.  Together with the March of Dimes, we look forward to a day when every baby is born healthy.  Thank you so much!
Salina, DJ, Celeste, Gianna, Ava, and Antonio

Guests can look forward to Fund the Mission at the event. But if you’re unable to join us, please consider contributing by selecting "Purchase Now" above or by mailing a check payable to March of Dimes to: MOD Berks SCA, 252 Brodhead Road, Suite 400, Bethlehem, PA 18017


The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction provides your company with a unique cause marketing opportunity to co-brand with the vital mission of the March of Dimes. Your company will shine in the eyes of approximately 300 affluent society members and business professionals who come to support our mission while enjoying an evening of fine cuisine created by local celebrity chefs, and exclusive, exciting custom-created auction packages. To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Kerri DiDario at or (610) 814-7004


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.

Event Chair
Maggie Kyler, Wells Fargo

Committee Members
Diane Billman, Customers Bank
Tiffany Guido, KeyBank
Paula McEvoy
Fran Moore, Reading Health
Brenda Smith, Wells Fargo
Deanna Wheeler, Reading Health
Cyndi Dimovitz, Reading Health - Children's Health Center



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.

Sweet Surprises

Jennifer Bednez

LedgeRock Golf Club

Josh Kirkwood

Crowne Plaza Reading

Executive Chef Tim Twiford

Gracie's 21st Century Cafe

Chef Andrew Madden

Russo Food & Market

Giuseppe Pugliano

Fork & Ale

Reading Health System

Chef David Robison

The Tavern on Penn

Say Cheese!

Miller's Bakery

Jessica Miller

Boscov's A La Carte Catering

J. M. Juge

Coming Soon


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. As we secure packages for the event, we will give you a sneak preview of the packages here. Come back soon to check for updates.

Flyers Fan

You and 4 friends will enjoy Lower Level seating at the December 16th Philadelphia Flyers vs. Dallas Stars game. Seats are section 124 row 6, seats 1 through 5.

Florida Get-a-way

7 Night Stay at Bahama Bay Report & Spa in Davenport Florida (just minutes from Disney World). Round trip service to/from PHL Airport is included as well as a $50.00 gift certificate to Cenote Spa.

Picture Perfect Pet

Capture great memories of your furry family members with a 1.5 Hour Studio Pet Photo Session from Dogs in Doors. Includes a One Hour presentation session, one canvas or fine art printing either 20X20 or 16X24 set in a custom barnwood frame. Comes packaged with a
4' leather Harley Davidson leash, 20" Harley Davidson collar, treats and more

5 Course Chef's Wine Pairing Dinner for 4

Gracie and her staff from Gracie's 21st Century Cafe will treat you and your guests to a specially designed 5 course dinner and wine pairing.