The New Orleans March of Dimes proudly presented its 29th annual “Signature Chef’s Gala” on the evening of November 22, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Chaired by Karen Villavaso and Dr. Jane Miller, the evening celebrated the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes with a 1930s theme.

With over 450 guests in attendance, the evening kicked off with rousing entertainment from local favorite, The Yat Pack. March of Dimes, an organization dedicated to the health and strength of infants, invited Robin Gates and husband Coach Bryan Gates to talk about their premature triplets and the importance of March of Dimes in their lives.

Auction highlights included trips to Belize and Antigua, but the showstoppers were the culinary offerings from 22 of the city’s best chefs including Chef Chairman Matt Murphy of The Irish House, chef Andrea Apuzzo of Andrea’s, chef Michael Sichel of Galatoire’s, chef Tenney Flynn of GW Fins, chef René Bajeux of Rene Bistrot, chef Justin Kennedy of Parkway Bakery and Tavern, chef Jared Tees of Manning’s, chef Vincent Catalanotto of Vincent’s, chef Theirry Connault of M Bistro and many more.


EVENT AT A GLANCE

What: 29th annual “Signature Chef’s Gala,” benefiting the New Orleans March of Dimes
When: November 22, 2013
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel New Orleans