Signature Chefs


Kash, Kaitlyn
[email protected] | (512) 568-3444
[email protected] Kash, Kaitlyn

Thank you for supporting
Signature Chefs Auction, Austin

DATE: Thursday, October 26, 2017  |  TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: JW Marriott Austin
ADDRESS: 110 E. 2nd St., Austin, TX 78701

For more information please contact Kaitlyn Kash  or phone (512) 568-3444


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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Event Co-Chairs:
Jennifer Goodrum -Vice President, Independence Title Company
Eric Kelley- Senior Vice President, PlainsCapital Bank 

Vice Chair: 
Randa Stephenson - Vice President, Lower Colorado River Authority

Co-Lead Chefs:
David Bull, Executive Chef, Second Bar + Kitchen
Jason Stude, Boiler Nine Bar + Grill

Join us for the 2017 March of Dimes Signature Chefs, a benefit for babies, an event to raise funds for the campaign to end prematurity. The event is a culinary showcase, featuring Austin’s top culinary masters. This rare opportunity is made possible by participating chefs graciously donating their time and talent to create a food experience beyond any available at a single location in Austin. Each tasting is thoughtfully created to tantalize the palette of even the savviest “foodie” and highlight the chef’s unique and exceptional talents. Amidst a lively party atmosphere and exciting entertainment, guests will enjoy exquisite cuisine, spirited cocktails and enticing raffle and auction packages. Check out photos from the 2016 event. 

Enjoy the Tastes of Austin 
6:00pm - VIP early access... opportunity to mix and mingle one-on-one with the chefs plus early tastings & cocktails
6:30pm - Signature Chef tasting stations open... with access to full bar along with silent auction and other chance to win opportunities.
8:00pm - Signature dessert during live auction... featuring one-of-a-kind chef packages and unique Austin experiences  
9:00pm - After Party with late night snacks... featuring live entertainment plus bar access and VIP Chefs party lounge 

Dress is Austin Cocktail 



The March of Dimes is leading the fight to tackle the vast problems of pre-term birth. Prematurity is one of the most significant health threats to moms and babies today. Prematurity leaves a devastating toll on Texas families and places a heavy financial burden on our health system.

-1 in 10 babies in Texas are born premature
-Prematurity is the leading cause of death amongst newborns
-Prematurity is a leading cause of lasting childhood disabilities
-It is estimated that the societal and economic costs of pre-term birth is $26.2 billion annually



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 events, 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. Check out our Sponsorship Packet for more information or please contact, Kaitlyn Kash at (512) 568-3444 or [email protected]



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.


David Bull
Lead Chef

Second Bar + Kitchen

Jason Stude
Lead Chef

Boiler Nine Bar + Grill



Franklin Barbeque








Café Blue


Salt & Time


Barley Swine


JW Marriott Austin










Kemuri Tatsu-ya


1886 Café & Bakery




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.

Happy Hour for 50 at the Four Seasons

Host a party on Town Lake that your friends will be begging for an invitation to with views they’ll never forget. Your reception will feature passed hors d’oeuvres, BBQ station, dessert, signature cocktails & a selection of beers & wines selected by Chef Prambs. On top of your feast, your evening includes live music & parking for 25.

Personal Cooking Lesson with Chef David Bull

Learn how to whip up a delicious, gourmet meal from start to finish including the secrets behind menu selection, meal prep, and more all in your own kitchen. Prepare an unforgettable meal for your closest friends with the guidance and assistance of James Beard Award nominee and Second Bar + Kitchen Executive Chef David Bull.

2018 UT Tailgate with Chef Bryce Gilmore

Chef Gilmore will prepare a pig roast along with upgraded tailgate sides from Barley Swine for you and your 40 guests. Enjoy your own dedicated tailgate space on the LBJ lawn. Your tailgate also comes complete with a Bloody Mary Bar from Bloody Revolution and Tito’s Vodka along with a selection of Austin craft beer. 

Progressive Dinner Across Austin

You and seven guests are in for a foodie adventure like no other. Enjoy 4 of Austin’s finest restaurants all in one night while being transported across town in style. The evening begins when your limo arrives and whisks you away for appetizers and cocktail reception at Salt & Time, then you'll enjoy your first course at Parkside, followed by your second course at Italic, and finally you’ll end the night at Boiler Nine for dessert and a night cap.

Sunset Cruise on Lake Travis

County Line is pulling out all the stops to help you throw the ultimate BBQ! You and 44 of your closest friends will enjoy all the smoked meats & sides you can handle during your private party at County Line on the Lake. Enjoy open bar, custom signage, lawn games and event staff to ensure a perfect evening. 

World War II Tank Experience

Think you’ve got what it takes to hang with the big guns? You’ll find out with a one of a kind all day experience shooting WWII era tanks and guns. You can drive and shoot fully functional tanks, artillery, machine guns, and other more. There are few experiences in life more exhilarating than shooting a Sherman tank’s 76mm cannon, and there are no other driving experiences that even come close to driving an actual tank.

Uchiko Dinner for 12

Don't miss this opportunity to host a dinner party at award winning Uchiko. You and 11 guests will be picked up and ride in style to the restaurant where you will enjoy a delicious 10 course, chef selected “Omakase”, dinner with wine and sake pairings to compliment the meal. From the private dining room at Uchiko, you and your guests will watch a Chef demonstration through the copper doors for the best sushi experience in Austin!

County Line on the Lake Party

County Line is pulling out all the stops to help you throw the ultimate BBQ! You and 44 of your closest friends will enjoy all the smoked meats & sides you can handle during your private party at County Line on the Lake. Enjoy open bar, custom signage, lawn games and event staff to ensure a perfect evening.

Pick Your Party with
Chef Tako Matsumoto

Featured in Bon Appetit's 2017 Hot 10 Best New REstaurants in America, Chef Tako Matsumoto's skills are described as "fearless" and "challenging expectations while delivering new, exciting flavors." You and 11 friends will have the opportunitiy to enjoy a 5 course dinner featuring the innovative creations of Chef Matsumoto. Choose to host a private party at Kemuri Tatsu-ya, or have Chef Matsumoto come to you and prepare a one-of-a-kind dinner ar your home. The choice is yours!

NICU Holiday Dinner

1 in 10 babies in Texas are born too soon. Going through a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) journey is incredibly tough for families in general, especially during the holiday season. This package is your chance to make a difference for NICU families and provide them with a delicious meal from Chef Janelle Reynolds, two time winner of Food Network's "Chopped". With your support, Chef Reynolds will provide comfort to families and staff at the Dell Children's NICU by providing a hone-style catered meal to warm their spirits and their hearts. You also have the opportunity to join Chef Reynolds at the NICU to serve the meal and meet the families.

Distill Your Own Barrel
Still Austin, Whiskey Experience

You and nine friends will learn from the best at Austin's newest whiskey distillery, Still Austin Whiskey Co. A 100% grant to glass distillery in the heart of the city. Your day includes 2 and a half hours of whiskey making alongside their distillers where you'll experience milling grains, making mash, fermentation, distilling, and barreling. A "Distiller's Tour & Tasting" with a behind the scenes look at the distillery followed by a whiskey tasting. You will enjoy lunch and a custom cocktail crafted just for your group. To ensure everyone has an unforgettable experience this package also includes transportation to and from the winner's home and the distillery.

View our updated COVID-19 safety guidelines and waiver here.