By now, you know how much we love food. We love our community, too, and believe that we can work together to make our little part of the world a better place. That is why we are taking part in the March of Dimes Rhode Island Signature Chefs Auction this Thursday, September 18 at the Providence Art Club. The March of Dimes mission is to “help moms have full-term pregnancies and research problems that threaten the health of babies.”
The Signature Chefs Auction 2014
Two dozen of Rhode Island’s best chefs will be serving a cornucopia of culinary delights. Chef Matt of Gracie’s has Ricotta Cavatelli with toasted pine nuts and caponata on the menu. Chef Melissa of Ellie’s will serve Flourless Chocolate Cake with a Peanut Butter Cremuex, and honeyed peanuts. Other featured chefs include Kaitlyn Roberts of Easy Entertaining, Chef Maria Meza of El Rancho Grande, Chef Edward Bolus from Mills Tavern, Chef Jennifer Luxmoore of Sin, and many more.
The March of Dimes will honor Chef Joe Simone, owner of Simone’s in Warren as this year’s Signature Chef. There is also a live and a silent auction, which will include a chef’s tasting dinner, including wine, for six at Bacaro.
The March of Dimes
The March of Dimes (originally called the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis) was founded in 1937 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as an institution to fund research on polio vaccines. With the successful eradication of polio, the March of Dimes altered its mission to fund research and education for pre-natal and infant health.
The March of Dimes is recognized by Philanthropedia and the Better Business Bureau as a top-rated non-profit for its charity, accountability, and effectiveness. They funded 382 research grants last year, and “brought health education and prenatal care to groups of moms-to-be, treatment and care for serious health problems, and cutting-edge education for health care providers” to 530 community programs. (2013 Annual Report)
Please join us for this very special evening in support of a very special organization. For tickets, contact the March of Dimes.
Special thanks to David Dadekian and Eat Drink RI for the photos of last year’s March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction.