Signature Chefs


William Tayar
| (713) 964-5415
William Tayar

Thank you for supporting
Signature Chefs, Houston

DATE: Thursday, November 16, 2017  |  TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: The Corinthian
ADDRESS: 202 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77002

 For more information contact William Tayar (713)-964-5415


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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Gala Chairs:
Christie & Mark Sullivan
Kathy & Paul Mann
For the past 20 years, Houston’s culinary community, through the March of Dimes Signature Chefs and Wine Fest, has stepped up to the plate and raised more than $8 million in lifesaving funds to help give every baby a fighting chance. In honor of this special 20th Anniversary event, Signature Chefs will take you back to the Roaring 20’s. Join us and celebrate your inner flapper or gangster style, enjoy a variety of sumptuous fare created by 20+ of Houston’s top chefs, imbibe premium wines, craft beers, and creative cocktails. Signature Chefs is always one of the most fun events of the fall season and we want you to be the first to gain access before the coppers break-up the joint!   

Table sponsorships are available at $50,000, $25,000, and $15,000 for the Platinum level experience (upgraded wine service and dinner by the Culinary Honoree). A special opportunity to sponsor a Chef is available at $10,000 and a limited number of tables of ten are available for $5,000. 

View photos from our recent Kickoff Event.

Enjoy an evening of Culinary Experiences

6:00 p.m. Doors open, complimentary valet available
6:30 p.m. Delicious sampling from Houston’s best chefs
7:30 p.m. Program begins and chef stations close
Honoree Presentation
Big Board Auction, Live Auction, and Gem Pull
Speakeasy After Party until 11:00 p.m.



1 in 8 babies in Houston are born prematurely each year. Prematurity is one of the most significant health threats to moms and babies today. It is the leading cause of death among newborns and the leading cause of lasting childhood disabilities. The March of Dimes is committed to finding the cause and prevention of preterm birth, and with your 100% tax deductible Fund the Mission gift you can help fund the research, education, and support to give every baby a fighting chance.


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. Please contact our team William Tayar.

Past Culinary Honorees

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.

Charles Clark

Ibiza Food & wine

Michael Cordua

Cordua Restraunts

Mark Cox

Robert Del Grande

Cafe Annie

Danny Trace


Tony Vallone




Chef Hilda Ysusi

Chef Addison Lee

Chef Armando Palacios

Chef Arnaldo Richards

Chef Joe Cervantez

Chef Dimitri Voutsinas

Chef Martha de Leon


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.

Take me out to the Ball Game

Generously donated by Potente and the Houston Astros.

Ya Mon in Grand Cayman

Generously donated by Starwood and United Airlines

What Happens in Napa, Stays in Napa

Generously donated by Katy Haute, Vignoble LLC, Revana Family Vineyard, O’Brien Estate Winery.

The Art & Science of How to Cook a Great Steak

Generously donated by Robert Del Grande / Café Annie

The Ultimate Dinner Party

Generously donated by B&B Butchers

Grammy Superstar

Generously donated by Anonymous

New York Fashion Week

Generously donated by Anonymous

South African Safari

Generously donated by Spiral Horn Safaris

First Class or Bust!

Generously donated by United Airlines

Our Sponsors

Our Sponsor

View our updated event acknowledgements and waivers here.