Signature Chefs


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Pinnix, Robert, CA
[email protected] | (415) 830-9729
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Signature Chefs Auction, Silicon Valley

DATE: Thursday, October 10, 2019  |  TIME: 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Triton Museum of Art
ADDRESS: 1505 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050


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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 Silicon Valley'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, raising your paddle and giving generously to support all moms and babies. 

We are excited to be hosting former offensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers, Guy McIntyre. Guy played in three Super Bowls and five Pro Bowls during his NFL career and continues to work in the front office of the 49ers organization.

Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara
Thursday, October 10, 2019

6:00-7:15 Tasting
7:15-9:15 Seated Dinner, Program & Live Auction

This event will be a seated dinner outside in the Sculpure Garden of the museum


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.



By becoming a sponsor, purchasing a table, or donating during Fund the Mission, you are helping to ensure one day all babies will be born healthyPlease contact Robert Pinnix at (415) 830-9729 or [email protected] to learn more about our sponsorship level 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

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

​Purchase your sponsorship or table HERE!



March of Dimes is excited to welcome the 2018 Signature Chefs Auction chair, Nirav Sheth, back in 2019! Nirav is the Solutions, Architectures, & Engineering leader for the Global Partner Organization at Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking – transforming how people connect, communication and collaborate. As chair of the Signature Chefs Auction, Nirav 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 Nirav for his leadership and dedication to the March of Dimes’ mission!

March of Dimes Premiere Chefs

This year we would like to thank our Premiere Chefs who will be serving delectable course meals during the seated dinner.

Chef Cody Dillard

Enoteca La Storia

Chef Reylon Agustin


*Michelin Star

Chef Cori Goudge-Ayer


Cocktail Reception Tastings Provided By

Chef Alex Hult

Flights Restaurant

Chef Peter Aremellino

Plumed Horse

*Michelin Star

Chef Audree Ardnt

LOMA Brewing Company

Particpating Beverages

Hammerhead Wines

Wente Vineyards

Comartin Cellars

Kathryn Kennedy Winery

Muns Vineyards

Silver Oak & Twomey

Steven Kent Winery


Papapiertro Perry Winery

Saratoga Springs Water

Golden State Brewery

Hapa's Brewing Company

LOMA Brewing Company

Dessert Provided By

Re:THINK Ice Cream


        Jolt'n Bolt

     Gerhard Michler


Our Signature Chefs Auction 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 confirm packages for your event, we will preview them here, giving you a sneak peek.

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