Signature Chefs


Arlene Dayboch
| (516) 628-6272
Arlene Dayboch

Thank you for supporting
Signature Chefs Auction, Long Island

DATE: Monday, October 26, 2015  |  TIME: 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Carlyle On The Green
ADDRESS: 99 Quaker Meeting House Rd., Farmingdale, NY 11735

For additonal information please contact Arlene Dayboch or call (516) 628-6272.


Still want to help us?

All March of Dimes Signature Chefs events will be held virtually this year. While we may not be together in person, we rely on your continued support to provide innovative programs and services for moms, moms-to-be and babies who may be at a greater risk of becoming sick and not receiving proper or equitable care.

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Event description

The chefs, volunteers and guests who make up our Signature Chefs Events community are coming together in new, innovative ways to suport moms and babies this year.

We are following state mandated guidelines in response to COVID-19 and will not have an in-person event this year. So, we are preparing an exciting, new Virtual Gala for your 2020 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction experience!

We need your help now more than ever. Your support funds:

  • COVID-19 interventions and support for moms and babies
  • Programs that promote health equity for moms and babies and directly combat racial disparities in maternal and child health
  • Free virtual NICU support program for families
  • Virtual prenatal programs for moms-to-be
  • Educational programs, including live Facebook panel discussions, to get info into the hands of moms and families
  • Necessary supplies for expectant mothers including blood pressure cuffs and masks and so much more!

Support the mission

Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million will die before their first birthday. Your gift helps the March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

Become a sponsor

Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million will die before their first birthday. Your gift helps the March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

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Join us on Monday, October 26 for an evening of networking, live music, great food, wine and spirits at one of the best tasting events on Long Island. Mix business with pleasure, while supporting the mission of the March of Dimes.

More than 24 Chefs, Restaurants, Wineries, Breweries and Dessert Designers  will be sharing their most exciting culinary delights with more than 200 guests.  To view some of the exciting menu items, scroll down to the “Culinary Excellence” section.  

For our Sponsors at the Gold Level and above we have planned a networking reception where they will have the opportunity to meet and greet some of our Celebrity Guests while enjoying specialty items planned just for them.  

We're thrilled to partner with this year's co-emcees, Donna Drake (Host, Live It Up!; President, Drake Media Network) and Boyd "Rainmaker" Melson (Professional Boxer, National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame).


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.

Thank you to our Planning Committee:
Patricia Cooper
Priya Dasani
Thomas A. DiMisa, Jr.
Michael D'Onofrio
Judith Eisen
Andrea Elder-Howell
Paula Gottlieb Herman, Logistics Chair
Mary Ann Hennessey
Michael Herman
Michele Himberger
Joseph Holtzman
Shawn Kilmurray
Justin McAuliffe, Culinary Chair
Brandon Raymar, Mission Family
Nickolas Spiliotis
Peter Stein
Danielle Thomas, Mission Family
Sharyn Traub
Alexandra Trinkoff
Maria White-Reeps


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.  You can join us in funding the mission.

Honoring our Mission Families
The Raymar Family
The Thomas Family

Samantha Brooke Raymar was born at 25 weeks, weighing 1 pound, 11 ounces. She spent her first 96 days in the NICU. Today, she is a happy, healthy first grader. 

Grace and John Thomas were born at 25 weeks. At birth, each weighed less than 2 pounds. John spent 4 months in the NICU; Grace was there for 6 months. Today, they are happy and healthy 6-year-olds.

Join us to hear the Thomases and Raymars share their stories and the impact that March of Dimes has had on their lives. 


Become a sponsor and join some of Long Island's outstanding business professionals in support of the March of Dimes.  Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors for your support of this year's event. 


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.


Host of Food Hound: Tidbits
Sponsor Reception, Celebrity Guest

Chef Jonathan

MasterChef, Season 6
Sponsor Reception, Celebrity Guest

Chef AJ Espinoza

MasterChef Junior, Season 3
Sponsor Reception, Celebrity Guest

AriZona Beverages

Skinny Girl Sparklers

Hank's Juicy Beef

Hank Tibensky
Hank's Juicy Beef Chicago Style Italian Beef Sandwiches, served hot & juicy on a plump Italian style roll topped with spicy or mild gardiniera

Jubilee French Restaurant

Chef Luc Holie
Steamed mussels with choice of Asian, Curry or Poucette Sauce Choice

Marco Polo's at the Vianna Hotel & Spa

Viana Bolognese Egg Rolls

McDaids Beverages

Seamus McDaid
A selection of old-fashioned craft soda.

Pace's Steak House

Kobe Beef Meatballs Pomodoro

Saint James Brewery

Jamie Adams, Brewer
Farm-to-pint initiative provides a direct link between craft beer enthusiasts and local farmers who grow the freshest produce
Serving Rachelle Blanche – Belgian White Ale

Sangria 71

Seafood Paella

Long Island Home, South Oaks Hospital

Chef Sosnicki will prepare Tequila lime shrimp skewers

Sydney's Sweets

Cupcake Bar -  A beautifully decorated table with a variety of cupcake flavors.

The Bearded Baker

Macarons: Pistachio, Almond, Nutella and Pumpkin Pie.

The Murph's Famous Bloody Mary Mix

The Murph’s Bloody Meatloaf

Tiger Chow Catering/
Rollin' Cubans Food Truck

Shrimp Aijillo served over a passion fruit and plantain puree garnished with dried mango ​

Wine Bar/Ristorante

Peach BBQ Pork Cheek

Whisper Vineyards

Steve & Laura Gallager and Barbara Perrotta, Owners Borella's Farms
09 Chardonnay, 13 Pinot Gris, 09 Red Cape Blend

Tesoro Ristorante


Tesoro Ristorante

Dijon shrimp wrapped with bacon

Wild Ginger Smithtown

Chef Phil Cheng will be serving sushi – at Sponsor Reception only

Our Sponsors

Our Sponsor

View our updated event acknowledgements and waivers here.