An evening of culinary excellence
Signature Chefs Auction, Charleston

DATE: Thursday, November 15, 2018  |  Time: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Hotel Bennett
ADDRESS: 404 King Street , Charleston, SC 29492

For more information please contact Audrey Taylor at 843-614-3356; ATaylor@marchofdimes.org



Join us for 2018 Charleston Signature Chefs Auction, as Charleston’s finest culinary talent come to support the March of Dimes. This year's event marks the 80th anniversary for March of Dimes, and we are celebrating at the elegant, Hotel Bennett. The Signature Chefs Auction is a high profile black-tie gala that pays tribute to the culinary excellence of Charleston’s most prominent chefs, while raising money to improve the health of all moms and babies. From your arrival at the event of walking up the Hotel Bennett’s sweeping dual marble staircase, past their two-story chandelier, you will enjoy the chance to taste the Chefs' creations while participating in our Golden Ticket raffle, before taking your seats for the Live Auction and Fund the Mission. Enjoy the evening with your friends, while you bid on our unique packages, and raise your paddle to Fund the Mission and give generously to help support our groundbreaking mission of healthy moms, strong babies. 
Book a room at the Hotel BennettCode:MARC1115


We are so excited and fortunate to have George and Dr. Alison as this year's event Co-Chairs. This year's goal is $300,000, and we look forward to surpassing it with their leadership. 

Event Co-Chair: George J.F. Bullwinkel, III, Nexsen Pruet  
Event Co-Chair: Dr. Alison Dillon, MD Partner Charleston Maternal Fetal Medicine 
Past Chair: Bill Hall, Proprietor/Owner, Hall Management Group 
Lead Chef: Anthony Dibernardo, Pitmaster and Owner, Swig and Swine
Auction Chair: Reid MacEachern
Logistics & Communications Chair: Claudine Ottinger 

Meet Our 2018 Lead Chef 

We are excited to have Chef Anthony DiBernardo as this year's Lead Chef for our Signature Chefs Auction. He will bring great leadership and the recruitment of the finest chefs, Charleston has to offer.
Thank you, Chef Anthony!

Anthony DiBernardo is the enthusiastic, larger-than-life Pitmaster and Owner of Swig & Swine BBQ in Charleston, Mount Pleasant and Summerville, SC.   With his 25-year culinary background and deep-rooted BBQ passion, Anthony opened Swig & Swine in 2012. Swig & Swine has become a fast favorite among enthusiasts worldwide with mouthwatering meats from prime beef brisket and whole hog, to house-made sausage and ribs. Each meat is slow cooked to perfection in DiBernardo’s custom smokers that uses only wood to fuel the fire 24/7.  Anthony was born and raised in Mantua, NJ. He entered the culinary world at 14 as a banquet cook, and left for the U.S. Navy at 18 where he was cook on the USS Batfish SSN681 for four years. Once his submarine landed in Charleston in 1990 he started working in the kitchen at Blossom, and later served as Executive Chef at Kiawah Island Resort, Mustard Seed, and Rita’s.


Join us for this Evening of Giving, and become a sponsor for this exciting event. With your support, we will surpass our goal of $300,000! We are looking forward to moving to the elegant new venue, the Hotel Bennett. The 2018 Charleston Signature Chefs Auction will change lives! 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 event, 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 Audrey Taylor, ATaylor@marchofdimes.org


    The Signature Chefs participating in the event, is what makes this event so amazing. Nowhere else can you have the best in culinary,
    all in one evening! A HUGE thank you to this year's Lead Chef, Greg McPhee, Executive Chef and Owner of The Anchorage.
    This year's panel of chefs is sure to be the largest and best yet. Our chefs are artists, innovators and philanthropists, and we
                                               look forward to sharing their talents at the event. *Check back for updates







Pending Chef



Every year more than 15 million babies are born prematurely; a million will die before their first birthday as a result. With your gift at Signature Chefs to the March of Dimes, you can help to fund the research, education, and support to ensure more babies celebrate their birthday. The March of Dimes is leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. The key ingredient is you. Help support our mission for healthy moms and strong babies.


Ocean Drive Party Band features singer, song writer, musician Jeff Rose. ODPB is a true variety band that will be featuring Jazz and Blue Jazz the night of the gala!