Signature Chefs


Pinnix, Robert
| (415) 830-9729
Pinnix, Robert

Thank you for supporting
Signature Chefs Auction, San Francisco

DATE: Thursday, November 7, 2019  |  TIME: 6 p.m.
LOCATION: San Francisco City Hall
ADDRESS: 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102




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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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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The Signature Chefs Auction is an annual gathering of San Francisco’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, enjoy an incredible live auction and get the opportunity to participate in a special Fund the Mission activity. Have a decadent dessert while you bid on unique packages.

The evening concludes with the AfterGlow, a post-gala fete with yet more food, wine, spirits and music, to celebrate an evening of philanthropy and advancement of the fight for the health of all moms, babies and families.

San Francisco City Hall
Thursday, November 7, 2019

6:00pm – 7:00pm:    Cuisine & Wine Tastings
7:00pm – 8:30pm:    Dessert, Program & Live Auction 
8:30pm - 10:00pm:   Afterglow


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 percent higher rate of preterm birth than white women and their children can face a 130 percent 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.


March of Dimes is excited to have Tony Colon join us as the 2019 Signature Chefs Auction Chair! Tony is the vice president of Portfolio Product Development for Cisco Customer Experience (CX), the worldwide leader in networking – transforming how people connect, communication and collaborate. As chair of the Signature Chefs Auction, Tony is spearheading the fundraising efforts, raising critical funds to benefit the March of Dimes’ mission to lead the fight to improve the health of all moms and babies. We thank Tony for his leadership and dedication to the March of Dimes’ mission!

2019 Ambassador Family

The Hyman Family


By becoming a sponsor, purchasing a table or donating during our Fund the Mission moment at the event, you are helping to ensure one day all babies will be born healthy. Please contact Robert Pinnix at (415) 830-9729 or [email protected] to learn more about our sponsorship levels and how you can get involved.  

Presenting Sponsor- $50,000
Platinum sponsor- $35,000
Gold Sponsor- $25,000
Silver Sponsor-$15,000
Bronze Sponsor- $10,000
Table of Ten- $2,500

Sponsorships offer benefits to your company.  Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Individual Attendance - $250
• One (1) seat for the tasting, dessert and live auction

Purchase your sponsorship or table HERE.


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 Reylon Agustin


*Michelin Star

Chef Jen Biesty


Chef Daniel Corey


Chef Matthew Dolan

25 Lusk

Chef Ola Fendert


Chef Charles Phan

The Slanted Door

Chef Robin Song

The Vault

Chef Alain Zhang

The Conservatory at the Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Participating Beverages

 Deerfield Ranch Winery

Drakes Brewing

Failla Wines

Fort Point Beer Co.

Fortaleza Tequila

J. Lohr Winery

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Luna Vineyards

Lost Republic Distilling Co.

Navarro Vineyards

Papapietro Perry

Rack & Riddle

Wente Vineyards


Our Sponsors

Our Sponsor

View our updated event acknowledgements and waivers here.