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An evening of culinary excellence
Signature Chefs Auction, Charleston

DATE: Thursday, November 14, 2019  |  Time: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Charleston Gaillard Center
ADDRESS: 95 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401

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

 

EVENT DETAILS

Join us for 2019 Charleston Signature Chefs Auction, as Charleston’s finest culinary talent come to support the March of Dimes. This year's 20th Annual Charleston Signature Chefs Auction is Presented by Atlas Technologies! 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. The night of you will enjoy the chance to taste the Chefs' creations while participating in our Platinum Ticket Raffle and Silent Auction, before taking your seats for the Live Auction and Fund the Mission. All of this so you can be a part of supporting our groundbreaking mission of healthy moms, strong babies. 

EVENT LEADERSHIP

We are so excited and fortunate to have Ellen Brown, Chaun William Pflug & Sarah B. Pflug as this year's Co-Chairs. This year's goal is $330,000, and we look forward to surpassing it with their leadership. 

Event Co-Chair: Ellen Brown, COO, Patient Engagement Center of America
Event Co-Chair: Chaun William Pflug & Sarah B Pflug, Owners, Pflug Law Firm 
Auction Chair: Lisa Shaw, Atlantic Shield 
Logistics Chair: Melissa Coggeshall & Lydia Roberts

BECOME A SPONSOR

Join us for this Evening of Giving, and become a sponsor for this exciting event. With your support, we will surpass our goal of $330,000! The 2019 Charleston Signature Chefs Auction will change lives! Through partnerships with companies, organizations and individuals, 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 Flores, AFlores@marchofdimes.org

SUPPORT THE MISSION

“As I was having a routine ultrasound at 27 weeks, I noticed a drastic change in my doctor's facial expression. She informed me that it looked like the twins had developed twin to twin transfusion syndrome, something we had heard about, but thought we were in the clear as it usually happens early on in identical twin pregnancies. She told us she was going to call MUSC, let them know I was on my way and I needed to go NOW. As my world began to be turned upside down, I was quickly admitted where they were expecting me. I was taken into a room that looked an awful lot like an operating room and I remember thinking, no way. It is WAY too early.” We look forward to telling the rest of our story the night of the gala - Laura & Ryan Kammauf

If you are unable to attend the gala and want to support the Kammauf family. You can support our mission by donating and we will send you the full Kammauf story. 

 

MEET OUR 2019 LEAD CHEF

We are excited to have Chef Daniel Doyle 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 Daniel!

As the Chef Partner of Poogan’s Hospitality Group, Chef Daniel Doyle takes a contemporary approach to traditional Lowcountry dishes. Doyle grew up in Elon, North Carolina and has been working in the restaurant industry since he was 16. He attended Johnson & Wales in Charleston and completed his degree in 1999. Doyle worked in various Charleston restaurants perfecting his craft over the years and joined Poogan’s Porch in 2007. With each year, he works to refine the food he grew up on and make the flavor profiles stronger, in his words “Make it tasty.” He has been an integral role in not only Poogan’s Porch, but the opening of Poogan’s Smokehouse in 2015. 
 
Commonly referred to as “Chef D” by the Poogan’s family, March of Dimes has been a passionate involvement for him. Chef D has been a part of the March of Dimes organization for the past year 9 years and is honored to be the Lead Chef for his 10th year of support.

CULINARY EXCELLENCE

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, Daniel Doyle, Chef Partner of Poogan's Porch. This year's panel of chefs is sure to be the best yet. Our chefs are artists, innovators and philanthropists, and we look forward to sharing their talents at the event. 

Matthew
Neisser

Halls Chophouse
Executive Chef

Marc
Collins

Circa 1886
Executive Chef

John
Zucker

Chris
Ryan

Charleston Grill
Executive Pastry Chef

Remy
FunFrock

Hotel Bennett
Executive Pastry Chef

Michael
Sichel

Hotel Bennett
Executive Chef

Orlando
Pagan  

Cannon Green
Executive Chef

Frank
Halasz

John
Ondo

Anthony
DiBernardo

 Swig & Swine BBQ
Pitmaster and Owner 

Stuart
Rogers

The Macintosh
Executive Chef

Kelly
Franz

MEET THE BAND

We are thrilled to have Lavish Sounds performing at the 20th Annual Signature Chefs Auction! Such words as generous, lush, opulent, and extravagant are often used to describe the word “lavish”. The band, Lavish Sounds, is all of that and more. This distinctive ensemble of artists offers a musical feast of genres including jazz, R&B, soul, and gospel guaranteed for a smooth and classic experience for all. No matter the audience, the band's aim is to entertain, encourage, and uplift. So, please do indulge in the rhythm of Lavish Sounds.

LIVE AUCTION

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.

Live Auction #1
SHI-AWELA AFRICAN PHOTO SAFARI

7 days to capture an explore Limpopo Province, South Africa with Shi-awela Safaris. All accommodation, meals, and guide service included for 2 guests.

Live Auction #2
DINNER & DIAMONDS

Make it a night to remember when you ride in style with DI Shuttle to dinner at Wild Common with a special gift for each of your 8 guests from Diamonds Direct.

Live Auction #3
PRIVATE DINING

Stay home and bring the party to you! Two Executive Chefs and full service team from Halls Chophouse will prepare an exquisite diner with wine pairings for 12 guests. Top the night off with personalized DI Cookies and an enchanting centerpiece from Tiger Lily Florist

Live Auction #4
IMPACT LOCALLY

NICU Parents from a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of your choice in the tri-county area and the Auction Winner's family will join us at Poogan's Courtyard, for a special holiday home cooked dinner by Lead Chef, Daniel Doyle and Poogan's Porch Hospitality Team on Tuesday, December 17th.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR: