Signature Chefs


Sharon Stern-Fort Lauderdale Market
| (754) 300-2604
Sharon Stern-Fort Lauderdale Market

Thank you for supporting
Signature Chefs Auction, Broward

DATE: Thursday, September 28, 2017  |  TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Ritz-Carlton
ADDRESS: 1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale , FL 33304

For additonal information please contact Sharon Stern  (754)300-2614.


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 for the 2017 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, an event to raise funds to give every baby a fighting chance. The event features distinguished chefs from South Florida’s most popular restaurants who will create their culinary masterpieces. Each tasting is thoughtfully created just for you! Amidst the chef’s artful creations, guests will enjoy spirits, wine, and one of a kind auction.

Hurricane Relief Drive
In support of the local moms and babies who have been directly impacted by recent hurricane Irma, we invite guests to join in our efforts to provide diapers, baby wipes, blankets, formula, and other baby essentials, to those families in need by bringing these items along to the event. The donations will go directly to our local partner who will distribute these essentials to families. Our most vulnerable need you now more than ever....


Signature Chefs Auction 2017 Committee:

Brett & Lauren Orvieto
Event Chairs
Strategic Asset Management Group

David Hirschberg, Esq. 
Law Offices of David L. Hirschberg, P.A.

Drew & Kathleen Orvieto
ZF Marine Propulsion Systems Miramar LLC

 Andy Taubman
Kaufman Rossin

Steve & Sarah Weitz
Weitz & Schwartz, P. A. 



The March of Dimes annual Broward Signature Chefs Auction provides your company with a unique cause marketing opportunity to co-brand your company with the vital mission of the March of Dimes.  

Philanthropedia, a division of has recognized the March of Dimes as a top charity. The March of Dimes also is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity that meets all 20 standards listed on the BBB Wise Giving Alliance Web site 76 cents of a dollar raised by the March of Dimes supports our programs.

Sponsorship inquiries can be directed to : Sharon Stern (754) 300-2614 


The rate of premature births in Florida is staggering – one in 10 babies. By supporting the March of Dimes you are taking a very important next step to helping us end prematurity. 

Your support is an investment in the health of your business and in the health of our children. Your investment allows us to continue our legacy by giving a fighting chance for every baby.

The above photo is of Jonah, who was born at nine weeks before his due date weighing in at only 3 lbs. Now, he is 3 years old and thriving thanks to donors like you.  


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.

Culinary Chair
Resident Chef
Reynier De La Osa

Executive Chef
Michael Saperstein

Executive Chef
Chris Nealon

Executive Chef
Jeff Pfeiffer

Executive Chef
Jeff Vincent

Funky Buddha Brewery

Executive Chef
Stanton Bundy

Royal Pig Pub

Executive Chef
Derrick Connor

Adena Grill

Pastry Chef
Francesca Monahan

The Ritz-Carlton
Fort Lauderdale

CEO/Found Nedal Ahmad

Executive Chef Michael Schultz

Chef De Cuisine Paula DaSilva


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.

Fly High

Certificate of Flight for (2) on Goodyear's Wingfoot One Blimp.

Mountain View

A 6-day, 5-night stay in a fully renovated 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom condo. Located near ski resorts, shopping, and restaurants.

Eat Like a Pig

An 8-course tasting including craft beer and wine for up to 8 people at Royal Pig Pub.

The Royal Experience

A Royal Caribbean 7-night Alaskan cruise for 2 people.

Private Dining Experience

Indulge in an evening to remember with a 12-course tasting for 8 people at your private residence paired with wine courteousy of Executive Chef Chris Miracolos, S3 Restaurant.

Our Sponsors

Our Sponsor

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