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Signature Chefs Auction - Albuquerque

DATE: Thursday, September 5, 2019  |  Time: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Las Puertas
ADDRESS: 1512 1st St NW , Albuquerque, NM 87104

For additional information please contact Aisha Smith, 505.414.5103, or email

We hope to see you at our event on September 5, 2019 at Las Puertas. Registration opens at 5:30PM. 


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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. Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels for our Signature Chefs events, providing you with brand recognition, and civic engagement and an exclusive client entertainment opportunity within the event.

We look forward to working with you to discuss your partnership with March of Dimes. Please contact Aisha Smith at 505.414.5103 or email 
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Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million will die before their first birthday. Your gift helps March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. 


Join us for the 2019 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, an event to raise funds for healthy moms and strong babies. The event features distinguished chefs from Albuquerque's most popular restaurants who will create their culinary masterpieces. Each tasting is thoughtfully created just for you! Amidst the chef’s artful creations, guests will enjoy spirits, wine, and one of a kind auction.

About March of Dimes
March of Dimes fights for the health of all moms and babies. We're advocating for policies to protect them. We're working to radically improve the health care they receive. We're pioneering to research to find solutions. We're empowering families with programs, knowledge and tools to have healthier pregnancies. By uniting communities, we're building a brighter future for us all.


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.

Israel Rivera 

The Shop Breakfast & Lunch

2933 Monte Vista Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106


Q's Cakes and Sweets Boutique

2720 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87103


David Gaspar de Alba

Oni Noodles

1617 San Pedro Blvd
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Mike White

High Point Grill

9780 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114

Shawn Weed

The Acre

4410 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Dominic Valenzuela

Dia de los Takos

5110 Copper Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Marie Yniguez

Slow Roasted Bocadillos

200 Lomas Blvd NW
Suite 110
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Mike Tafoya

Old Town Catering Company

108 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Cory Gray

M'tucci's Italian Cafe & Market 

6001 Winter Haven Rd NW
Suite G
Albuquerque, NM 87120

Tony Saccoccia

Sandia Golf Club 

30 Rainbow Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Kristin Dowling

Rude Boy Cookies

115 Harvard Dr SE#7
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Raul Maestas

Ohana Hut

5740 Night Whisper Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114


Thanks to the leadership of our Chair 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.

Thank you to our Event Chair, Judith Hines, for her continued dedication and support of the March of Dimes, as well as the moms and babies in New Mexico. 

Thank you to our Culinary Chair, Israel Rivera of The Shop Breakfast & Lunch, for his unwavering work on this event and his recruitment of the top local talent in Albuquerque. 

Thank you to the Executive Leadership Team: Mia Zamora-Garcia, William Cassidy, and Serge Wong. You are amazing and we appreciate you!

Please contact Aisha Smith (505.414.5103 or if you are interested in working with the event leadership on the 2020 event.