Photo courtesy March of Dimes

2019 March of Dimes Signature Chefs food tasting, auction set for November 6

The 2019 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction will bring together some of El Paso’s leading chefs for an evening designed to satisfy the most refined palates, all for the benefit of moms and babies.

“Signature Chefs Auction pays tribute to the culinary excellence of local chefs who will offer their signature creations.  In addition to the delectable treats, guests will enjoy a live auction and much more,” local March of Dimes officials shared.

At the event, guests will meet the Salazar Family, El Paso’s 2019 Ambassador Family.

Like many expectant parents, Sara and Danny were excited about starting their family. But the bliss came with some worry when they realized they were having twins and the chances of them being born premature were great.

Sure enough, Samantha and Jonathan arrived at only 27 weeks, weighing just a pound and a half each. Both babies spent approximately three months in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Attendees will also have the opportunity to give back by donating to the organization’s Fund the Mission campaign.

Following the tastings, there will be a spirited live auction featuring many once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

Guests will savor the signature dishes prepared by top chefs including:

  • Chef Andres Padilla of A’mbar in the newly renovated Plaza Hotel
  • Chef Raul Gonzalez of Ruli’s International Kitchen
  • Chef Janet Rojo of La Vianda Catering
  • Chef’s Hector Chacon and Chef Enrique Fernandez of Mesa Street Grill
  • Chef Sergio Pena of Park Tavern
  • Chef Yadira Perez of Anson 11

March of Dimes gives 4 million babies born each year the best possible start.

Nearly half a million babies are born prematurely or with birth defects. Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the United States, and pregnancy-related death has more than doubled over the past 25 years.

Funds raised by Signature Chefs Auction help support March of Dimes’ fight for the health of all moms and babies.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Epic Railyard Event Center, 2201 E Mills Ave