The Texas Chapter of the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction is set for November 12 at the Fairmont Hotel. In preparation for the event, the organization held a party for sponsors Wednesday night at the home of Kent and Tracy Rathbun. Among the celebrity chefs attending were Abraham Salum of Salum and Komali, André Natera of the Pyramid Restaurant, and TJ Lengnick of Whiskey Cake. Michael Martensen of Cedars Social and the forthcoming High and Rye mixed up cocktails. Lead chef for November’s event is Kent Rathbun of Abacus, Jasper’s, Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen, and Zea Woodfire Grill whose organization provided hors d’oeuvres. Wines and cocktails were provided by Moët Hennessy. Also present were event chairs Angela Nash and Dean McSherry and Ambassador Parents Rob and Whitney Strauss.
The Signature Chefs Auction of Dallas is an annual fundraising gala for the March of Dimes. Twenty top local chefs prepare food for the guests while premium wine tasting and exclusive live auction items are also included. All funds benefit the March of Dimes mission to ensure all babies are born healthy. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. Premature birth is the most common threat to the health of babies in the United States, which affects one out of seven babies in Texas.