Thank you for supporting
Signature Chefs Auction, Rhode Island

DATE: Thursday, September 27, 2018  |  Time: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Aldrich Mansion
ADDRESS: 836 Warwick Neck Ave, Warwick, RI 02889

For more information please contact Michelle Clark (401) 454-1911.


Still want to help us?



2018 event co-chairs Ellen Slattery, of Gracies, and David Dadekian, of Eat Drink RI, and the event committee cordially invite you to the 17th annual Signature Chefs Auction.  Signature Chefs Auction is widely regarded as Rhode Island’s premier charitable culinary event and features an evening of elegance and incredible food in a peerless setting – The Aldrich Mansion.  Signature dishes and wine tastings are provided by more than twenty- five of Rhode Island’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurant partners. Their offerings are complimented by a silent and live auction which offers unique, once-in-a-lifetime packages to guests who comprise some of the area’s most philanthropic individual and corporate citizens.  Their generosity and willingness to Fund Our Mission is focused on one thing – a future of Healthy Moms and Strong Babies.  


We thank Ellen Slatery of Gracies and David Dadekian, of Eat Drink RI , for serving as our 2018 Chairpersons of Signature Chefs Auction.  They lead an amazing committee dedicated to giving every baby a fighting chance!

Committee Members:
Meredith Antonizio
Charles Badgley
Gioia Bergman
Jane Chandley
Melissa Cord
Belkys Dooley
Jennifer Domingo
Judy Hoyceanyls
Tulay Lawton
Danielle Medina
Amy Moore
Patti Mullen
Amy Murphy

Robin Schiappa
Tracy Sweeny
Marie Weiss
Erin Yarbough


March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family.


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. 

Culinary Excellence

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. 

AWARD-WINNING CHEF KAITLYN C. ROBERTS NAMED AS MARCH OF DIMES 2018 SIGNATURE CHEF will lead an evening of culinary excellence at the 2018 March for Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

Kait grew up predominately in Rhode Island, but her love affair with food first began in her Grandfather’s kitchen in upstate NY, breaking down steaks and bathing everything in butter in his private kitchen he built outside the home so her grandmother wouldn’t “bother him."
Roberts completed her formal culinary education in 2006 at Apicius Culinary Institute in Florence, Italy with whom continued to work. She has also cooked for the James Beard House in NYC. She holds an advanced degree from London’s Wine & Spirits Education Trust Program.
Roberts continues to lead luxury, culinary and wine tours for groups of curious foodies annually in Italy with her friend and business partner, Jessica Granatiero.
From its founding in 2006, Kait has grown Easy Entertaining, aided by her Executive Chef, Ashley Scungio, into a gourmet catering company, known as the “chef’s choice,” for catering.  Six years later, in 2012, Kait, helped by Chef Ashley, opened The Café at Easy Entertaining, a vibrant and sustainable café on Providence’s west side, serving breakfast and lunch during the day and hosting private functions in the evening.
Today Kait and her creative culinary team have grown to 30+ employees.  This business flourishes as a female-driven, employee friendly company whose goal is to bring the incredible bounty of Rhode Island to each and every guest.
Nowadays Kait and her husband, Jameson, together with and their fur baby, Gus call Providence home.

Bacaro - Chef Brian Kingsford
Brix at Newport Vinyards- Chef Andy Teixeira
Castle Hill Inn - Chef Lou Rossi
CAV - Chef David Firda
Easy Entertaining Inc. - Danielle Lowe-Varga
El Rancho Grande - Chef Maria Meza
Ellie's Bakery
 - Chef Caitlyn McGuire
Forty 1° North - Chef Terence Feury
Gracie's - Chef Matthew Varga
Hotel Viking - One Bellevue
KG Kitchen Bar - Kevin Gaudreau
Massimo - Chef Edgar Morales
Metacom Kitchen
 - Chef Rick Allaire
Mill's Tavern - Chef Edward Bolus
Narragansett Creamery -
Mark and Pattie Federico
Sin - Chef Jennifer Luxmoore
The Coast Guard House - Chef Raymond Montaquila

The Dorrance -Chef Alberto Lopez
The Salted Slate - Chef Ben Lloyd

Waterman Grille - Chef Noah Metnick