An evening of culinary excellence
Signature Chefs Auction, Vero Beach

DATE: Monday, December 9, 2019  |  Time: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Quail Valley River Club
ADDRESS: 2345 Florida A1A, Vero Beach, FL 32963

For more information, please email Melanie Johnson or call (561) 290-0905.


The Signature Chefs Auction is an annual gathering of the area's most talented chefs who come together with their passion for fine cuisine and offer an exclusive evening designed to satisfy the most demanding palate.

Join us for an unforgettable evening to sample our chefs’ creations and enjoy an incredible live auction with an opportunity to participate in a special Fund the Mission activity. Have a decadent dessert while you bid on unique packages, raising your paddle and giving generously to support all moms and babies. 


Ravyn Yukina Horst was born via emergency classical c-section at 24 weeks and 2 days gestation, due to mother Meghan Miroslaw having an untreated infection. Weighing only 1 lb., 9.9 oz. at birth, Ravyn had a PDA, a bilateral brain bleed, and may other issues to overcome in the family’s Level 3 NICU journey lasting 138 days. Although her delivering doctor gave her less than a 20% chance of survival at birth, mom and dad, Stetsyn Horst, brought Ravyn home after nearly five months, weighing just over 5 pounds. Today she is a healthy toddler with no lasting health or developmental issues!

March of Dimes believes that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. We are changing that. From advocacy to education to research, we are working to level the playing field so that all moms and babies are healthy. Because when a society supports every family, the future is brighter for us all. And when communities come together, even the toughest problems can be solved.

We’re taking on one of the toughest problems facing moms and babies today—premature birth. In this country, 1 in 10 babies is born prematurely each year. And while the U.S. preterm birth rate is high, women of color have an up to 50% higher rate of preterm birth than white women, and their children can face a 130% higher infant death rate.

Here's what March of Dimes is doing to fight the biggest health threats to moms and babies:
-We’re advocating at the federal and state levels for funding and legislation that put the health priorities of moms and babies first.
-We’re working with the medical community to improve the health care women receive.
-We’re funding research at our six Prematurity Research Centers (PRC), including our recently established European PRC at Imperial College London, to create innovative collaborations that will accelerate improvements to the health of moms and babies for generations to come.
-We’re providing families with resources and programs as well as educating moms before, during and after pregnancy to ensure that families have the best possible start.
-We’re uniting local communities and partnering with organizations and companies, bringing together problem solvers, families and support systems to inspire change.


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.

Chef Tibor Andrejszky

Citron Bistro
Dish: Shaved Kale, Queso Fresco, Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Dried Cherries, Pumpkin Seeds, Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette with Blackened Salmon

Chef Scott Varricchio

Citrus Grillhouse
Dish: Truffled Potato - Leek Risotto

Chef Percy Tercero

Kyle G's Seafood & Steaks
Dish: Fresh Jonah Crab Cakes Served with Remoulade Sauce

Chef Bob Getchell

The Boathouse at Disney Springs
Dish: 2 oz. Filet Mignon Slider Served on Brioche Bun with Maitre D'Butter


Through partnerships with companies, organizations and individuals, March of Dimes is able to create unique moments for your clients, vendors and leadership teams. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels for Signature Chefs Auctions, 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 March of Dimes. Please contact Melanie Johnson at (561) 290-0905 or mjohnson@marchofdimes.org for a customized sponsorship package.


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.

Tim and Rachel Carroll are serving as this year's event Co-Chairs.  The Carroll’s are parents to a lively, soon-to-be 4-year old, but have gone through much since London’s birth at just 24-weeks’ gestation. Although she was born a micropreemie, her attitude and will are anything but small. The toddler we are able to celebrate today wouldn't be who she is without the help of the March of Dimes. We are so grateful for the treatments they have developed, and for donors and fundraisers like all of you. Let London’s light be a symbol of the fighting chance you gave her and countless others. Please join us on December 9th for the 2019 Vero Beach Signature Chefs Auction, as we fight for the health of all moms and babies.